Bestform Foundations

Address: 38-01 47th Avenue

Neighborhood: Long Island City

Architect:   and Irene Von Horvath

Year: 1952

Current Status: Significantly Altered

Award:  Bronze Plaque for Industrial

Typology:  Industrial Building

Bestform Foundations building sits in Woodside on the border of an industrial and residential zone. Because of this, the building originally used colored brickface and glass windows to give the impression of a school rather than an industrial facility. Today the building is readily visible in form, although completely covered in the orange and blue vinyl branding of a Storage Deluxe building. Most notable is the existing second floor penthouse, which originally housed executive offices above the first floor factory. This is also one of three award winners designed in part by a female architect. Here Irene Von Horvath was part of the team, in her early career before relocating to the Southwest.

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