Reviving Brooklyn’s Waterfront, 19th Century Warehouses Evolve Into 21st Century Hubs

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After fifty years of neglect the Empire Stores, located next to the Brooklyn Bridge, are now the most coveted waterfront property in New York. Midtown Equity has partnered with Studio V Architecture to adaptively reuse the 19th-century coffee warehouse into 380,000 square-feet of office, restaurant and commercial space, highlighted by a -centric cultural museum. “After the Bridge,” says Joe Cayre, Chairman of Midtown Equities, “the Civil War era Empire Stores are the most iconic structures on the waterfront. As a native who raised my family in the borough, it is an honor for my firm to be chosen for the redevelopment of the Empire Stores.”

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Stamford Transportation Center Winning Proposal / Studio V Architecture

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Studio V Architecture recently won the competition put forth by the Connecticut Department of Transportation for the design of a $500 million redevelopment of the Stamford Transportation Center and surrounding area. Grown to become the second largest in the region after Grand Central Terminal, Studio V, along with developer Stamford Manhattan Development Ventures (SMDV), aims to transform this traffic-congested station into a dramatic new 24-hour community that reconnects Downtown Stamford to the South End and the city’s . More images and architects’ description after the break.