Gair Building No. 7 (Clocktower) in DUMBO

The Clocktower building in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), built 1915 as part of a big cardboard company (Mr Gair actually invented corrugated cardboard, it seems); at the time of its construction, it was the largest concrete cast building in the US.

Now converted into upscale lofts.

 

More info: Streetscapes/Robert Gair, Dumbo and Brooklyn; Neighborhood's Past Incised in Its Facades

 

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Published on Brownstoner, a blog about Brooklyn.

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Taken on December 14, 2007