The Real Deal New York

Architects drafting a better office space in Garment District

July 07, 2008 01:06PM
By The Real Deal Staff

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From the July issue: Once a thriving manufacturing area where an immigrant influx spurred
the growth of the apparel industry, the Garment District, bounded
roughly by Fifth and Ninth avenues and 34th and 42nd streets, by the
1990s had become one of the most depressed parts of Midtown Manhattan
with the gradual loss of clothing factories, suppliers and wholesalers
due to pressure from cheaper clothing imports. But it seems that at
least one industry has quietly taken over the area over the past few
years: architecture, along with its counterpart, engineering.

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