Williamsburg Savings Bank
The Williamsburg Savings Bank Building is one of Brooklyn’s most iconic pieces of architecture. Designed by Halsey, McCormack & Helmer and completed in 1929, it remains to be Brooklyn’s tallest building. The Williamsburg Savings Bank Building is an individual New York City landmark as well as an interior landmark in addition to being located within a National Register Historic District.
In 2005, Higgins Quasebarth & Partners was retained by the Canyon Johnson Urban Fund and the Dermot Company as historic preservation consultants for the conversion of the building to residential condominiums. As investment tax credit consultants, HQ worked with the project architects to make sure that all work being done complied with federal preservation standards. HQ also guided the project through the Landmarks Preservation Commission review process, including the approval of a new residential entryway, the addition of windows and exterior masonry restoration. The rehabilitation of the Williamsburg Savings Bank Building is expected to be completed in 2009.