2204 eighth avenue
new york, NY
This project encompassed the gut-rehabilitation of a turn of the century “Old-Law Tenement” building at the corner of 8th Avenue and West 119th Street in Harlem. The building had been abandoned for many years and was in an advanced state of decay. Gertler & Wente Architects converted this urban eyesore into a beautifully restored example of the best turn of the century masonry craftsmanship. Whereas the old plan was crowded with small rooms and shared sanitary facilities, the new plan provides for two spacious apartments per floor planned around a central skylit staircase.