July 26, 2006

Schwartz Chemical Company

POST #    2204

The Schwartz Chemical Company building was orginally a power station for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Built in 1909, the building became a chemical factory in the 50's and later housed tennis courts. Now, the building is awaiting development into apartments, which were supposedly supposed to have smokestacks as part of the structure. Clearly those are gone right now, but I'm not sure if they are returning later or not.

More information:
- Bridge and Tunnel Club, which has good pictures of the pre-construction structure
- Industrial New York, with great pictures from inside the building

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Photos at 7:58 AM



Once upon a time, I looked at an entire floor of this building as a potential apartment. If it wouldn't have cost $70G just to make it a reasonably safe and sanitary environment, it would have been an awesome living space--complete with a giant turbine in the living room.

Posted by: david at July 26, 2006 10:15 AM

wow. that's insane - the fact that you looked at an entire floor and that the cost.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 27, 2006 11:29 PM

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