Thor begins construction on 180 Bedford, designed by Fradkin & McAplin

November 15, 2016 - Design / Build

New York, NY Construction will soon begin at 180 Bedford Ave., the location of a future retail building designed by Fradkin & McAlpin Architects. Located on Bedford Ave.’s retail corridor, the 14,500 s/f commercial structure will have 60 ft. of frontage on both Bedford Ave. and North Seventh St. Thor Equities is the developer.

The building will feature brick exterior finishes, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a 2,500 s/f roof deck, and 12,000 s/f of floor space divided equally among three floors.

including a lower level with 12-ft. ceilings. The building’s plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems have been designed to accommodate a commercial kitchen, should any future tenant desire it.

The 180 Bedford Ave. property lies in Williamsburg, across from the Bedford Ave. L station and close to many retailers, including Whole Foods, Apple, Soul Cycle, Sandro and Maje, the Wythe Hotel, and the Fradkin & McAlpin-designed Brooklyn Brewery.

The building will feature brick exterior finishes, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a 2,500 s/f roof deck, and 12,000 s/f of floor space divided equally among three floors, including a lower level with 12-ft. ceilings. The building’s plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems have been designed to accommodate a commercial kitchen, should any future tenant desire it.

Said Fradkin & McAlpin principal Bennett Fradkin, “Our goal was to create a flexible commercial space that would be a 21st-century urban twist on the neighborhood’s 19th-century industrial style. We accomplished that goal with a design that alludes to the neighborhood’s historical aesthetic but has a contemporary spirit and all of the state-of-the-art amenities that today’s retailers demand.”

The 12-person architecture, planning and design practice of Fradkin & McAlpin is a small firm with large-firm capabilities and a reputation for managing large-scale institutional, corporate and residential projects without sacrificing the personal attention each deserves. Experts in adaptive-reuse, the studio has worked on projects involving buildings designed by some of the 20th century’s greatest architects, including Edward Durrell Stone, Philp Johnson, Rosario Candela and Wallace Harrison. Equally adept at turning 19th-century manufacturing properties into compelling contemporary work spaces, Fradkin & McAlpin has done work for Brooklyn Brewery, the Salvation Army and other clients drawn to the raw, open properties found in formerly industrial neighborhoods.  In the area of new design, the studio has created sumptuous retail environments all over the world for Tiffany & Co. and striking high-end houses and apartments in New York City and elsewhere. 

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