LFA Architects

35 Orange Street, Brooklyn

LFA worked closely with Wolf Restorations and the Landmarks Preservation Commission during the course of this extensive exterior repair program on this historic residential building designed by Emory Roth in 1924. As a six story building, 35 Orange is subject to Local Law inspections and had fallen into disrepair over the years. Correcting Unsafe and SWARMP items required that we divide the job into several projects which included the rear of the building, the parapet, the street facades on Orange and Hicks and a Master Plan for window replacement.

It was satisfying to restore this building, and the project went beyond the scope of work required by the Department of Buildings Local Law compliance. The scope of work was to rebuild the parapet, replace several hundred feet of spalled brick, replace lintels, scrape & paint windows and fix any structurally unsound elements, such as the balcony stones which hung on rusty metal supports. In addition, the owners restored aesthetically diminished aspects of the building by replacing decorative medallions, filling cracks and peeling paint on the ground floor and replacing many windows so the building is more efficient and soundproof.

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