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Second Time's a Charm for Adjmi Re-Work at 372 Lafayette

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Back in August, a new design for the one-story circa-1933 garage on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette in the NoHo Historic District made the rounds courtesy of architect Morris Adjmi, he of the thoughtful-yet-envelope-pushing historical renovations. The Landmarks Preservation Commission was only partially in support of the design, saying that though the scale was fine, it was “safe but disappointing" in comparison to Adjmi's other projects. LPC also recommended breaking up the "monotony" of the Lafayette Street facade and rethinking details like the storefront and canopy, deemed “generic” and “like an afterthought.” Earlier this week, the newly modified design was unanimously approved--it lost the entrance canopy, and gained brick piers in between the aluminum, as well as deeper windows (from 5" to 11"). The top floor, with a setback footprint allowing what looks to be a roof terrace, remains. And that, folks, is how to charm the preservationists.
· 372 Lafayette Street – Take Two! [Off the Grid]
· Life for NoHo's 372 Lafayette, Post-Shipping Container Fail? [Curbed]