Cast Iron House

Originally built in 1881 by James White, 67 Franklin Street represents one of New York's most sumptuous examples of 19th-century cast iron architecture. The landmark buildings neoclassical facade rises six stories, with intricate ornamentation that shifts subtly from one floor to the next. In re-imagining the 13-unit building, architect Shigeru Ban respected its historic detailing, but re-imagined its interior volumes and created two glass and steel penthouses that represent the height of contemporary living.


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