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Shigeru Ban Redesigns New York’s Landmark Cast Iron House - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Updating the Tribeca lofts and penthouses for sale at Franklin Street’s Cast Iron House required more than just skill, it required vision. To ensure that the renovation of the 1882 building was done properly, Knightsbridge Properties brought in Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, whose deft hand has transformed this New York City landmark. In addition to modernizing the interior of the building with double-height living spaces, cantilevered glass panels on the penthouses that open to reveal massive exterior spaces, and amenities including a sleek, modern steam room and sauna, Ban has also maintained much of Cast Iron House’s original detail, including the painstaking restoration of 4,000 pieces of the 1882 structure’s original cast iron façade.