Battery Maritime Building

Battery Maritime Building

Battery Maritime Building

The landmark 1909 Battery Maritime Building, a long neglected historic ferry terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan, is set to reclaim its rightful place as the jewel of New York's Waterfront. Marvel Architects is presently engaged in the design and construction work to restorate and revitalize this majestic metropolitan transportation facility, bringing new use and economic vitality to the building and the area. 


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1954 View of the Whitehall and BMB ferry terminals
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Loggia Railing
The building is a unique Beaux-Arts design, employing ornamental structural expressionism Photo from: Library of Congress; Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection
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1912 View of the Great Hall
Municipal Archives City of New York
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Existing View From Ferry
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North Entrance Rendering
Ground floor lobby entry and ferry/water taxi operations.
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North West Rendering
The site’s architectural legacy is preserved and ensured by a new economic engine. The targeted restoration approach contrasts an elegantly modern glass rooftop addition with the robust historic architecture, proudly increasing the presence of the structure on the waterfront.
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South Terraces Rendering
The upper terraces provide incredible views of the Upper Hudson Bay.
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South Rendering - Night
The end result will restore a sense of grandeur and exuberance to the site, while visually linking the old with the new.
Year
2020
Location
Manhattan, New York
Client
Midtown Equities / EDC
Typology
Hospitality, Transportation
Size
162,000 SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Tim Fryatt, Jen Olson, Anne Bannon, Andrew Brown, Claudia Castillo de la Cruz, Eugene Murphy, Makenzie Leukart, Kip Katich
Consultants
Silman (Structural), EP (MEP), MGE (MEP), Langan (Civil and Environmental), Higgins and Quasebarth and Associates (Historic Preservation), Viridian Energy & Environmental, LLC (Sustainability), Halcrow HPA Engineers, P.C.(Marine Engineering), Van Deusen & Associates (Elevator), Frank Seta & Associates, LLC (Envelope), Milrose (Expediting), Fried Frank (Land Use), AKRF (Environmental) 
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