133 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Scarano Architect
2 min readDec 19, 2023
133 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

This week’s “Throwback Thursday” highlights 133 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This condominium building has 12 floors and 52 units, and it is constructed near the Manhattan Bridge. It was originally built in 1894 and redone in 2006. This project was designed with every amenity and luxury to attract the upscale buyer. The waterfront is at your fingertips and the roof deck offers jaw-dropping views of the Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline.

Robert Scarano was interviewed by Carter Horsely about the project, and he said: “This building blends old with new, allowing both to be recognized and appreciated for what they are. The exterior has aluminum panels and textured manganese bricks. Exterior surfaces reveal the varied nature of the interior layouts by using glass window wall systems on the upper-level units most of which have double height ceilings.”

“We paid close attention to the architectural style of the area” points out Robert Scarano, the firm founder and principal said in September 2004. We didn’t believe Manhattan style modernism would be appropriate here, but rather a design that would elaborate the historic qualities of the neighborhood, while taking advantage of potentially remarkable vistas.” said Mr. Scarano, one of the most prolific architects in the city’s history.

133 Water Street was one of many buildings that were designed and erected under the guidance of Robert Scarano of Scarano Architect, PLLC. As mentioned above it was becoming noticed that he was responsible for more more and more buildings popping up all over the city. These enormous structures are capable of housing many people, creating new neighborhoods, and giving Brooklyn its own skyline. The people of the city should give thanks to the hard work, inspiration, and dedication of Robert Scarano.

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