The Price of Fame: CetraRuddy Converts TriBeCa Landmark Into Luxury Apartments

The 1884 bookbinding facility, being converted into condominiums, appears in an archival photograph installed across the street, in the sales center’s gallery. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Brick that will clad the rooftop addition’s eight penthouses now serves as the backdrop for an architectural model. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Beneath the gallery’s salvaged pine ceiling, poplar frames the custom vitrines displaying finishes and fittings. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A custom screen in iron and handblown glass will grace the lobby. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Splitting the model in half allows potential buyers to walk through the central courtyard. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The street number appears in antiqued cast bronze. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In reception, a backlit digital rendering simulates a courtyard view. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Strips of polished stainless steel appear to tether the Calacatta marble top of the kitchen island. Photography by Eric Laignel.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings’s chair sits in one of the living rooms furnished to represent the 53 lofts in the original building. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Panels of book-matched Turkish marble back the soy-composite tub in the master bathroom. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In the living room representing the penthouses, a model stands on a Chinese 18th-century lacquered wood console, in front of mixed-media works by Andrea Lilienthal. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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