500 Broome Street
In the 1990s, the Laboz brothers of United American Land completed one of their earliest projects involving the preservation and adaptive re-use of a Downtown landmark. Their reclamation of 500 Broome Street, a former 1874 pepper factory, was achieved with a meticulous restoration and transformation of the building’s masonry facade, including new cast-iron columns, granite lintels, metal grillwork and other elements in keeping with the original architecture, much of which had been lost to time and fate. The initiative rendered three light-filled, 1,500 square foot lofts upstairs and meticulously appointed luxury retail stores downstairs, and launched UAL on an ongoing program to recapture the glory of Downtown architecture through reclamation, preservation and conversions of key buildings in the cityscape.
1900 5 story masonry and cast-iron building in the Soho Cast Iron Landmark District
500 Broome Street, Soho
New York, NY 10012