As part of the Gotham Organization's overhaul of a midtown block, which included the creation of the Gotham West Market, New York's c1905 Public School 51 by celebrated architect Charles B. J. Snyder was reimagined as luxury loft apartments.  The tiny landmark building offered limited space for amenities, so the story of the old building and other historic school architecture of its era became the focus, celebrated through a collection of details.  High ceilings offered opportunities to embellish the space with classic library ladders, science lab style kitchen cabinetry and elaborate lighting installations that recalled the hybrid gas-electric fixtures of the building's heyday. 
Back to Top