Reusing Industrial Loft Buildings for Housing: Experiences of New York City in Revitalization and Misuse

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This Article examines the combination of pressures that caused conversions of industrial space to residential use, considers the effects of conversion on a city that depends upon its industrial tenants, and explores the reasons conversions went unregulated for so long. The Article concludes with an evaluation of New York's response to the problem-its loft program.

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Urban planning, Housing

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Sandy Hornick (New York City Department of City Planning's Zoning Study Group)
Suzanne O’Keefe (Columbia University)

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