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Fulton Market Building proposal snags Landmarks approval

Design retains some original features of the 1983 building, while other changes mimic old design

June 25, 2014 02:40PM

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Revised design plans for the Fulton Market Building

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a revised proposal to revamp the Fulton Market Building.

The proposal, led by the team representing the Howard Hughes Corporation and designed by SHoP Architects, won the LPC’s approval after they edited the design to make it “less mall-y” than the architecture firm’s initial iteration, which was rejected in April, Curbed reported.

The new proposal retains some of the original features of the 1983 building, including the existing canopy and market stalls, while other changes will attempt to mimic the older design. The old garage doors will be replaced with a similar glass, while the old bluestone will be replaced with new bluestone — as opposed to a substitute material.

SHoP Architects — the design team behind the Atlantic Yards Tower B2 and Barclays Center — has become a go-to architecture firm for New York City’s mega-projects. Chairman Robert Tierney of the LPC called the new Fulton Market Building design “extremely appropriate” and added that it would “speak to the district.” [Curbed]Sasha von Oldershausen

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