Thursday, April 27, 2017

Historical Storefronts From SWA Architecture!

Hello and welcome back to SWA Architecture’s weekly blog posts.  This week we have two projects for you to see that are slightly different then our previous posts.  This week we look at two storefronts and the lovely work SWA Architecture helped to make them look so damn beautiful.  They are both in the famous “Ladies Mile” historic district in Manhattan.

The picture above shows the existing original historic storefront, located at 12 West 19th Street in Manhattan. Twenty five feet wide, it has a brownstone ashlar above the second story.  Built around 1852, for G.F, Talman, the building was originally a dwelling of three stories with a basement.  In 1910 the front wall of the basement  and first story was extended to the building line and shopfront installed.  An early national tenant was National Dairy Restaurant.  SWA has designed a new storefront for this location.  Below is a rendering of what the storefront will look like once construction is complete.

Next we are looking at an historic storefront not too far down at 4 West 19th Street.  On this project, SWA completed restoration of an original historic storefront.  Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

Thats it for this weeks posts.  Stay tuned as we delve into some extraordinary places next week.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Residential Building

Hello and welcome back to a bonus post this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  If for some reason this is the first post you are reading, this is a weekly blog about different projects SWA Architecture has been a part of.  Also, if this is the first post you are reading, go and read all our other weekly posts as soon as you're done with this one.  

This week we are looking at a project still under construction.  The picture above shows us a project that SWA Architecture started from the ground up.  SWA combined two old four story buildings into one eight story new residential apartment building with a rooftop and duplex.

This project is for some famous international soccer guys who SWA Architecture has done projects with in the past.  If I know anything, soccer players have style so be on the lookout for this building to look great.  That's it for this week, stay tuned for the next post from the weekly SWA Architecture blog post.

The Ribbon

Welcome back SWA Architecture’s weekly blog about various projects SWA has been involved with.  This week we are looking at one heck of a restaurant in the Upper Westside.  Welcome to The Ribbon, located at 20 W 72nd street.  

It has been open for close to two years and let me tell you, the food is excellent.  From their delicious starters such as the deviled eggs, to the extravagant butchers board, this place is a must for foodies.  The Bromberg Brothers are the chef’s of note and they do not disappoint.  

SWA Architecture played a huge part in this restaurant opening up.  The Ribbon before opening took over from another restaurant.  SWA completely redesigned the layout of the restaurant, making a more manageable and sleek design.  

So stop by the Ribbon, and then go the nearby Dakota, famous for where John Lennon was shot, and then straight to Central Park for a marvelous day.  Thats it for this week.  Stay tuned for more.