"Architecture is a visual art,
and the buildings speak for themselves."

Julia Morgan
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Cast Iron Facades

Since Peter van Cronenburg started his career making furniture,
he learned to work with classical forms and architectural details.
With the same passion as with which he designed
custom-made paneling and libraries using paper and pencil,
he carries out detailed studies and restorations of Cast Iron Facades.


54 Bond Street

The Bouwerie Lane Theatre at 54 Bond Street is a mixed-use, cast iron building in the NoHo Historic District. This ornately detailed corner building designed in the French Second Empire style by Henry Engelbert and initially constructed between 1873 and 1874 as the Bond Street Savings Bank. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Bouwerie Lane Theatre and individual landmark in 1967, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. https://www.ctaarchitects.com/...

To restore the facade as it was, van Cronenburg carried out a detailed study. Next, his team made 164 unique moulds and cast 2,890 pieces in iron.

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"You don’t choose such an exceptional building to work with;
the building chooses you.”

Peter van Cronenburg