462 Broadway

New York, NY | 40,000 SF (façade) 200,000 SF (interior)| 2018

462 Broadway, the largest, fully-clad cast iron structure within the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, was originally designed by John Correja and erected in 1880. PBDW’s restoration of this important structure was comprised of three key undertakings: the renovation of the Crosby Street lobbies, the restoration of the main Broadway entrance, and finally, a full restoration of the building’s façade. Our priority was to maintain the elegance of the historic design while preserving as much original material as possible.

As the building is a sought-after commercial space, we received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a Master Plan that allows for different layouts of doors, display windows, and the relocation of original cast iron panels to make building amendments easier for future tenants.

The project included the analysis of the building’s original 1880 paint scheme and a careful inspection of each architectural element on the 400 foot long, six-story, three-street façade, plus new windows and storefronts on all elevations. During the course of this project, PBDW salvaged and restored more than 1,550 of the original 2,000 cast iron pieces that created the 108 Corinthian capitals on the façade of 462 Broadway, each of which was composed of 20 separate elements.


Awards

  • Stanford White Award for Historic Preservation, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, 2018

  • Lucy G. Moses Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy, 2019

  • MASterworks Award for Best Restoration, Municipal Art Society of New York, 2019