Nestled in SoHo’s Historic Cast Iron District, 31 Greene Street, is a typical 19th century five-story residential building. This district refers to a section of lower Manhattan, that contains about 500 buildings, many of which are characterized by their cast-iron facades.
Development of the district began in the late 18th century as a few businesses and wealthy residents moved in, it then surged after the War of 1812. However, most of the structures were built during the latter half of the 19th century when the district evolved into a center of commerce and entertainment. Cast iron was used during this time because it allowed for ornate facades that were a cheaper alternative to granite and marble.
AAM fully restored and repaired the cast iron façade at 31 Greene Street. This included epoxy repairs of holes, pitting, and cracks in the cast iron, threaded rod repairs, dutchman repairs, and casting new pieces for elements that were damaged beyond repair. These new and repaired cast pieces fit seamlessly into the historic façade, which AAM installed. Once these repairs were completed, finishing services including everything being sanded, primed, and then painted were performed by another company, making the marriage of material invisible to the naked eye.