Gair Building No. 7 (Clocktower) in DUMBO

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    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.

    1. Baron von Beerfest 108 months ago | reply

      I like that clock! What's there at the top of the building? The roof space has lots of windows.

    2. Andrea [bah! la realtà!] 108 months ago | reply

      I have no idea at all what that building is, but it's interesting. I'm sure it has a complicated history and those windows were opened at different times, it's not clear what the plan is.
      at the top--I really hope it's a terrace :-)

      found some information on it, but far from complete; would love to hear more from some newyorker. sounds like the renovation has been done by a, uhm, controversial development company.

    3. kpangel68 107 months ago | reply

      beautiful building

    4. Andrea [bah! la realtà!] 107 months ago | reply

      I think so too! thanks for stopping by

    5. thrld 69 months ago | reply

      The penthouse is for sale -- It's address is: 1 Main Street PH - Brooklyn 11201

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