155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | Completed facade restoration and aesthetic upgrades (storefront in progress) Photographed by Marc J. Harary, www.CityArchitecturalPhotography.com
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | Corner building prior to restoration and aesthetic upgrades
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | Parapet, lintels, and sills prior to restoration
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | Restored brick, lintels, sills, and redesigned parapet.  Photographed by Marc J. Harary, www.CityArchitecturalPhotography.com
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | 26th Street entry facade. Photographed by Marc J. Harary,www.CityArchitecturalPhotography.com
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | 26th Street tenant entry restoration
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | Brick, lintels, and sills prior to restoration
155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | Restored brick, lintels, and sills. Photographed by Marc J. Harary, www.CityArchitecturalPhotography.com

Historic Preservation | 155 East 26th Street | Kips Bay, New York | 1880s

Located in the Kips Bay neighborhood of New York City, this building was constructed in the 1880s and features typical Italianate ornaments such as decorative cast iron lintels and sills. A long-missing cornice and deteriorated paint have impacted the historic and material integrity of the building. Kamen Tall Architects was hired to upgrade the street elevations through repair and restoration work, including but not limited to: stabilization of the parapet; stripping, pointing and repair of the face brick; painting of the lintels and sills; and improvement of the storefronts/tenant entry at the base of the building. Construction was completed in Fall, 2016.