Construction Today - June 2017 - 19
Chasing projects rich in New York history
seems to be nothing new for Sweet, and
those projects go beyond office space and
retail. One such project that caught the attention of Sweet is the renovation of another landmark building, this one residential:
101 W. 78th St., known as "The Evelyn."
The seven-story building was originally constructed in the 1880s, and the
renovation converted the building into 16
first-class luxury condominiums. Additionally, Sweet added first floor infill as well as
a new hoistway for an additional elevator,
constructed an eighth floor addition and
completed interior renovations of the lobbies, corridors and residential space.
According to Alessio, the biggest challenge of the $32 million renovation was
keeping existing residents happy. The solution? Clear and frequent communication
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Another notable project completed by
Sweet is 95 Evergreen Avenue in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Built in 1951, the
former Joseph Schlitz Brewery was entirely
remodeled and is now suitable to market to
high-tech companies that need Class A office
space. The project was selected as the 2017
Building Brooklyn Awards in the Neighborhood Catalyst category.
The historic Falchi Building in Long
Island City will become another notable
Sweet job. Originally constructed in 1922
as a warehouse and distribution center for
the famed Gimbels department store, the
five-story building is now under construction and already an attractive alternative
to Manhattan companies seeking creative
work environments close to Midtown and
Brooklyn. Juice Press, Doughnut Plant and
Lyft are among its tenants.