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Restoration of the Battery Maritime Building

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About the Event

The New York Landmarks Conservancy in partnership with The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York cordially presents:


Saving the Battery Maritime Building

Presented by: Tim Fryatt, Director, Marvel Architects

The 1909 Battery Maritime Building (“BMB”) was once the crown jewel of the New York City waterfront, but over time became vacant, neglected, and falling into the East River. The effort to save the BMB is 18 years in the making, and nearing completion. In this lecture, Tim Fryatt, Director of Marvel Architects will discuss the project and during his presentation will offer a visual tour of the building through time, highlighting challenges in adaptive reuse along the way.

Working with NYC Economic Development Corporation and the developer Midtown Equities, Marvel Architects identified unique needs to satisfy modern safety standards and new building uses to ensure the building’s historic legacy is preserved. Through a careful process, the team has crafted an elegantly modern and historically sensitive redevelopment, a cornerstone to the city’s broad-based goals of transforming Lower Manhattan into a vibrant mixed-use community and revitalizing the waterfront for the 21st century.

Tim Fryatt, AIA is Director at Marvel Architects with 22 years of experience leading complex projects across a wide range of scales and sectors. Known as a prolific designer and a creative catalyst, Tim is dedicated to developing meaningful places that leverage latent value, behave naturally, and inspire delight. Presently Tim is the lead Architect overseeing over 1 million square feet of development across three boroughs of New York City. A registered architect and a member of the Maplewood NJ Township Planning Board, Tim’s work has been widely awarded, published, and exhibited, including in the New York Times and Museum of Modern Art.

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