The Metals in Construction magazine 2023 Design Competition generated ideas for the innovative redevelopment of 1633 Broadway, a 48-story skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, into office-to-apartment conversions. This course features members of the competition jury explaining the relationship of floor plate characteristics, ceiling height, structural frame, building enclosure, and other building features to the success of such conversions. Using this information they go on to evaluate the submissions and select the grand prize winner.
- List and describe the building features that can impact the success of office-to-apartment conversion.
- Explain how the dimensions and characteristics of 1633 Broadway's floor plate, ceiling height, enclosure, structural bays, and construction type, limit or contribute to the building's potential for residential redevelopment.
- Discuss how the building's characteristic features could be applied to create amenities desirable for modern market-rate apartment living.
- Assess how the building's surrounding community enhances or impedes its suitability for residential conversion.