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Scarano Architect

West 9th Street

West 9th Street

Project Manager/Designer: Alex Zhitnik

Completion Date: January 2004

Location: Carroll Gardens

Built on a busy street in Carroll Gardens, this 10 unit building creates a transition between two very different zoning districts. As a result of regulations that varied the maximum allowed height, this structure takes its cues from the stepped forms around it.

Simple, crisp lines with bold details create the concept for the fa├žade. Masonry, metal panels and stucco as surfacing materials accentuate the striking forms.

Utilizing the maximum amount of area required the excavation of almost two levels of earth. Seven floors were then constructed above, making the buildings highest point 70'. This created an instant neighborhood landmark which added to the Brooklyn skyline as seen from the adjacent expressway and many of the streets.

The unique design of this mixed-use building can help generate the sales necessary to make it a success.