The Mink Building Behind-The-Scene Construction In The Manhattanville Factory District Of Harlem

minkbuilding_1361AmsterdamAvenue-777x615The Mink Building is a 110-year-old industrial site, once home of the Bernheimer and Schwartz Pilsner Brewing Company, and later a storage facility for mink coats (the name).

The Janus Property Company has been busy continuing the build-out of the Manhattanville Factory District in Harlem, New York.

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Not visible from outside, it is currently building the complicated sub-grade structure required to legally occupy the Malt House buildings, instead of demolishing them.


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Miles of steel reinforcing bars before being bent and placed in what will be four to five feet of a structural mat slab throughout the cellar.  Steel shoring allowing the Malt House buildings to be temporarily lifted off of their existing structure to complete the work is also visible.

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New museum-scale freight elevator shaft, completed for Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, scheduled to open permanently at the Malt House this Spring.

Via SoHarlem

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