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Departures

Starchitects are Heading Downtown - Friday, August 15, 2014

Their building may be more than 130 years old, but the Tribeca lofts in Franklin Street’s Cast Iron House have been given new life thanks to Shigeru Ban. The Japanese architect and recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Prize maintained the landmark’s original cast iron façade for which it was named, while meticulously updating its 11 duplex residences and two penthouses. Each residence now reflects a modern aesthetic with white oak flooring, white lacquer cabinetry, and double-height ceilings, providing a playful juxtaposition to the building’s 1882 exterior.