131 Duane Street


New York Residence Inc.

Square Footage
37,000 SF

Jonathan Schloss / Architect

131 Duane Street

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the gut renovation and restoration of this high-end residential building, located in the Tribeca South Historic District. The existing five-story building (originally a warehouse built in 1861) features a facade with three rows of 10 arched windows on the ground floor, third floor and fifth floor with a central curved arch extending about six feet above the roof line.

The renovation consisted of 9 residential units, two elevators and commercial space on both the ground and basement floor. The building’s facade underwent a thorough restoration of its original marble and cast-iron elements and included new cast iron storefront infill components. The staircases were relocated to correspond to the new layout of the residential space. Furthermore, the project called for the addition of a two-story penthouse, raising the structure’s height to 97-feet.

The penthouse now has a rooftop terrace (front and back), floor-to-ceiling windows and a curtain wall of glass and blackened steel. The first floor of the addition features one and a half bedrooms, a kitchen with a pantry/laundry room, a dining and living room, a private elevator and a staircase to the seventh floor. The top (seventh) floor houses a master bedroom and master bathroom, a private living room and an additional rooftop terrace. The facade of the penthouse consists of concrete panels.

Project Awards

April 3, 2023

New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

We at Sciame Construction are thrilled to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing staff who not only cheered on but also fearlessly accepted and triumphantly completed the 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Thank you once again for your participation and support. #jpmcc ...

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