Adding to a National Historic Landmark is both an exciting and challenging proposition. The Puck Residences occupy the top two floors of the existing building as well as a two-story rooftop addition. The building has gone through several iterations in its rich history and has become an icon within the SoHo and NoLita neighborhoods. The adaptive reuse of the former home of Puck Magazine and its printing presses required careful coordination and keen attention to detail.
The new additions are clad in a mix of brick, metal panels and industrial style steel window walls which are in keeping with the building’s historic character. Rooftop terraces are outdoor rooms that relate to the historic brick parapets as urban courtyards, open roof gardens, or private zen retreats.
The project went through an extensive public review in 2011. Once approval was obtained, PKSB coordinated several fast-track packages for bid and construction which resulted in an expedited construction schedule. Construction was phased and included several overlapping components including: infrastructure upgrades, structural reinforcements, exterior façade restoration, rooftop addition, and apartment interiors which PKSB coordinated with Interior Architect, Jose Ramirez.