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Just Wood Industries Inc.

2005 Paladio Award Winner


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN: MULTI-UNIT
WINNER: DEWITT TISHMAN ARCHITECTS LLP AND BKSK ARCHITECTS, LLPS

New Old Tribeca Project: 124 Hudson Street Condominiums, New York, NY
Architects: DeWitt Tishman Architects LLP, New York, NY; Peter DeWitt and Erica Tishman, partners; Jacob Majnemer, director of production; BKSK Architects, LLP, New York, NY; Harry Kendall, partner-in-charge; Todd Poisson, associate-in-charge
Landscape Architect: Exterior Motives, New York, NY
Contractor: Pavarini McGovern, New York, NY

Exerpt from Paladio Awards Website:
"Another challenge BKSK faced was the location of the site with regard to noise and air pollution. Because the building occupies a once long-vacant site facing the Holland Tunnel, industrial-scale, sound-insulating windows custom manufactured by Just Wood Industries, Inc., of Mercersburg, PA, were installed throughout the building. These painted-mahogany, double-hung, weight-and-chain windows, measuring 7 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide, keep out the noise, while taking full advantage of the city views. The top penthouse even has views of the Hudson River to the west.

Not only have residents and passers-by complemented 124 Hudson Street, the Landmarks Preservation Commission viewed it as being sensitive to neighboring buildings. As of late 2004, it was fully occupied. BKSK Architects has its foot in the neighborhood and is now renovating and creating an addition to an historic five-story building down the street. DeWitt Tishman has since completed several large apartment buildings on the Hudson River waterfront in New Jersey. - Hadiya Strasberg"