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Abandoned Warehouses Get a Facelift in Steel
Posted by Geoff Weisenberger on December 28, 2010 at 9:17 AM.

Moveable steel spruces up the two warehouses forming the Wycoff Exchange in a neighborhood of Brooklyn. Using steel with laser-cut perforations allows this structure to provide security, while also focusing heavily on artful influences of the neighborhood. The holes in the steel facade allowed for LED lighting to illuminate the structure at night.

 

The exterior of the 100-ft-long, 2-in.-thick, 18-ft-tall steel facade was fabricated from weathering steel which provides the more rustic look, while the interior layer is a shiner stainless steel. Mimicking the concept of airport hangar construction, this facade folds in half to open the warehouse during business hours. At night the facade folds down to provide security and illuminate the structure, providing an aesthetic quality far superior to the previous abandoned warehouse.  

 

To learn more about the structure, and to view a slideshow of the building, visit the Inhabitat.com website, or click here.


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