Project: Terminal Stores, WFNY
Location: New York, NY

Windigo Architects is providing full architectural services for the conversion of this mini-storage warehouse into a mixed-use facility. The renovated complex accommodates over 100 leasable offices, galleries, and retail spaces ranging in size from 5,000 to 50,000 square feet. The existing ground floor will feature a 22,000 square foot pedestrian market with high-end retail and restaurant establishments.

The original building was constructed in 1875 as a freight terminal along the Hudson River. During the late 1980’s and 90’s, the building’s “Tunnel” was one of New York City’s most popular nightclubs. Most of the buildings are post and beam construction with two-foot thick brick bearing walls.

Windigo has managed the complexities of an adaptive reuse project of this scale, including the diverse needs of a variety of occupancy groups, multiple individual HVAC systems, antiquated life safety systems, and the regulations associated with landmarked buildings.

Since the development of the site, the terminal stores building has become an integral part of the city’s west side redevelopment. The site has been ideal for galleries, fashion shows, corporate events and creative professional offices, all of which have contributed to the vitality of the area.