The total transformation of the facade at 2066 Fifth Avenue has been revealed via Harlem + Bespoke. Ten months ago we learned that "demolish 3rd, 4th floor and roof and build new 3rd, 4th floor and roof" meant practically the same as "remove the entire front of a building" in permit-speak. Now that the netting is off, we can see that the emphasis on windows remains, but in a totally new form with what looked like sash windows replaced with casements or sealed panes. All of the ornamentation has been replaced with flat brick, with a varied pattern breaking up the monotony.
· REVIVE: New 2066 Fifth Avenue Revealed [H+B]
· Harlem Adaptive Reuse Project Involves No Actual Reuse [Curbed NY]