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Old 04-14-2013, 07:21 AM
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:06 AM
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Here's another from New York City. The Brown Building in Manhattan, right near Washington Square Park:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=brown...,24.27,,0,-0.8

on left. Owned and used by NYU (New York University) as a science building, for science labs and classes. At one time the top floors were used as a garment factory. A fire broke out in 1911. The owners had locked the exits. 146 died, many jumping to their deaths.

Better Know A Building: Brown Building NYU Local
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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The Adaptive Reuse Ordinance made this sort of restoration a lot easier in Los Angeles (particularly by eliminating the parking requirements for residential) - Here is one that was just recently in the news:

Barker Block Moving on Arts District's Only New For-Sale Units - ConstructionWatch - Curbed LA

Here is a really unique one... Southern California Institute of Architecture is located in this long and narrow train depot (a huge mixed use project is going between it and the railroad tracks and is UC):

los angeles arts district - Google Maps

Taking streetview down Traction Avenue will reveal quite a few other adaptive reuse buildings. I am not super familiar with the Arts District so I don't know of any more exact ones.

Hollywood also has a small industrial area that, when at its peak, was mostly a post-production center - and lots of of that kind of work still occurs in this "Media District" south of Santa Monica Blvd.

This building is being repurposed as offices and art galleries: los angeles arts district - Google Maps
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Cool. I had no idea the shirtwaist factory building stood.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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Tons and tons of these types of places in northern cities especially.. you can find them all over. Many factories have been turned into lofts in many cities.

Here's from Curbed Chicago from 2011 showing off some cool loft conversions in the city:

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2...rial-lofts.php


There's a few big ones happening in the city now, but the top two are
* North Pier Terminal in Streeterville not far from Navy Pier to lofts - http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6197/6...0cc817c7_z.jpg

* Fulton Market Cold Storage conversion into a loft style office building - http://inhabitat.com/former-cold-sto...lton-market-7/
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Forgot a huge one in Chicago though which is the former Montgomery Ward building. Basically a 1.25 million sq foot warehouse for MW. It has since been converted into mixed use that holds offices, restaurants, and residential units (lofts). There are some famous tenants there.. Headquarters located there include the Big Ten Network and Groupon. The building is quite nice now actually.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dISxWqqQAQ...0/DSC_0076.JPG
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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Nice photos of the Montreal one. This enormous (2.9 million square feet) New York City building was an originally a warehouse and got converted to an office building. It was for storing and processing the goods coming off the docks, with elevators that could fit a truck.
That's where I work. Some of the truck elevators are still in place. As of a couple of years ago, it wasn't entirely repurposed; there was some warehouse space on the ninth floor, though that might be gone now. There's also a lot of telco switching rooms in the building.

I'm not sure why it's considered Art Deco. It's symmetrical and brick, but rather lacking in ornamentation.
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