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New building combines historic structure with modern design

on Tuesday,August 09,2011 22:08

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The Gansevoort Market Historic District in New York City has been mixed with its old structure and new buildings over the past decade, and now there will be a new addition, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The new six-story office and retail building will maintain the historic neighborhood but will still stand out as it is going to be significantly taller, going from two-stories to six.

"I don't think that every two-story building in New York should be doing this," Morris Adjmi, the designer, told the news source. "Every case really needs to be looked at individually. This building certainly has formal merit as well as historical fabric that made us look toward using it as a base."

Individuals who are interested in architectural design and how it is possible to maintain historic buildings or how to incorporate sustainable products into old structures may be given their chance after they graduate from their design programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018.

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