A New York Landmark Updated by Shigeru Ban

Architecture & Interiors

Cast-Iron-House-PH-AdditionThe Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, whose most innovative work has been directed toward temporary housing for disaster victims, will be leaving a permanent mark on a landmark New York City building. The 132-year-old Cast Iron House, a downtown Manhattan building with a breathtakingly ornate cast iron facade, will soon have a pair of decadently expansive penthouses designed by Ban sitting atop the original 6-story structurean addition so impressive and visually harmonious that New York’s famously finicky Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the design immediately. Living in a Ban space has it’s price, though: the penthouses, generously infused with the architect’s bespoke white lacquer interior details, are set to go on the market this spring for a clean $12-15 million. Screen shot 2014-02-11 at 8.20.06 AMCast-Iron-Building5Cast-Iron-House-PH-Addition2Screen Shot 2014-01-17 at 9.49.04 AMScreen shot 2014-02-11 at 8.19.54 AMScreen Shot 2014-01-17 at 9.49.14 AM

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