Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture weekly blog post. The blog where we take a look at all the beautiful projects SWA Architecture has worked on. This week is no different. If you haven’t seen our last couple of posts, check them out as last week was pizza week where we looked at some pizza places SWA Architecture helped bring to life.
This week we take a look at a spot on the a residential/commercial building in the heart of the Ladies Mile Historical District. We are doing three floors and as you can tell we are just in the beginning of construction and will check in to see the progress. Here is a free history lesson for those of you who are unaware of what the Ladies Mile Historical district entails. It was a prime shopping district in Manhattan, New York City at the end of the 19th century, serving well to do “carriage trades” of the city. It was designated in 1989, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve an irregular district of 440 buildings on 28 blocks and parts of blocks, from roughly 15th street to 24th street and from Park Avenue South to Sixth Avenue.
Like the building we are looking at today, most buildings on the Ladies Mile Historical District are multi-story store and loft buildings. These buildings became common after 1899 when laws prohibited areas without a permit, causing people who had previously worked at home to seek commercial spaces. The rise of unions who advocated for better working conditions also contributed to the development.
Enough of the history lesson, now onto what SWA Architecture is responsible for. We are the architectures, designers and interior designers for this project. We are also the expeditors with the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. This is our third project on this block. Word gets around that we do a fantastic job.
Well I hope you learned a little bit about New York City and how SWA helps contribute to this fine city. That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog post. Give us a follow on Instagram to see all the projects we have worked on - @swa_architecture