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Rendering: AA Studio

Dear 160 Imlay, how long has it been since we’ve waltzed? Hours.

In the spirit of obsession, here’s a new rendering for the Red Hook conversion designed by AA Studio. Developer Est4te Four is transforming the six-story former New York Dock Building into a 70-unit project with parking, storage, a gym, roof deck and penthouse extension. The first and second floors will house art studios, offices and cafes.

The existing ceilings are 12 to 16 feet tall, allowing for lofty interiors; each new residence will have full-height steel windows and exposed ceilings and columns, along with a center kitchen designed by Dada Molteni.

Brooklyn-based Future Green Studio will do the landscaping. According to the studio’s official site, the development’s landscaping will pay homage to the 1913 warehouse’s history and regal decay (we love regal decay). Rows of white birch will evoke peeling paint, while steel ribs in the ground-floor garden are an erudite shoutout to railroads of industrial yore. For storm protection, the garden “is transformed into a sponge during heavy rain events as water collects in low-lying paths and swales.” During less inclement weather, residents can take advantage of the concrete seat-walls.

Douglas Elliman’s The Patty LaRocco Team is marketing the development.

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