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Unclad: 60 Atlantic Avenue - Hinge

photo of the refurbished 60 Atlantic with the Hinge magazine logo in the top right corner
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  • Commercial Building
  • Adaptive Reuse
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"Quadrangle’s first and biggest move was to excavate a segment of the site adjacent to and along the building, openly visible and accessible from the front avenue, to create a sunken courtyard area that is useable in itself (as a restaurant terrace in fine weather) but also brings light to the building’s basement level, increasing useable space and thus value. The architects also added a circulation structure clad in corten steel along this same facade, with a glazed access pavilion to round things out. This ‘dig and add’ strategy clearly announces the building’s new status, but more practically, greatly increases its income-earning capacity."