Plans To Expand On Cast Iron Building On Duane Street

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There goes the neighborhood, Back in 2008 there were plans to spruce up the cast iron building located within the Tribeca West Historic District on Duane Street with a reported four story expansion turning the old establishment into a mansion. Vincenzo Polsinelli, the architect that proposed turning the building into a 8,000-square-foot single-family megamansion plans came to a screeching halt being shot down by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, leading the owner to rent the place to known rapper and hip hop pioneer Damon Dash. Since then the rapper has vacated the cast iron building, prompting the owner to once again explore the idea of turning the landmark into a mega mansion. The new architect of record is Christian Zambrano of Sibertekture Architects.