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NY: A new welcome center and renovation for Weir Greenhouse

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is reviewing updated proposals to construct an Education and Welcome Center at Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Greenwood Heights. The project includes restoration of the Weir Greenhouse, a landmarked Victorian building, and the construction of a new L-shaped building.

Restoration of the historic greenhouse will include the installation of a new copper roof, a glazed terracotta façade, bluestone brick at the base of the building, and bronze window mullions. Areas surrounding the greenhouse will be transformed into a landscaped courtyard that leads into the welcome center.

The new welcome center around the greenhouse will have a research center, multiple gallery spaces, a catering kitchen, and a classroom. The façade will comprise bronzed horizontal panels set atop floor-to-ceiling windows.

Architecture Research Office (ARO) is leading the design of the new welcome center and integration with the historic property. The design team presented their proposals to the LPC on Tuesday, October 5, and its members are now reviewing the submission.

Read the complete article and see the plans at newyorkyimby.com


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