Republic Steel Corporation
Address: 48-18 Northern Boulevard
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Architect: Republic Steel Engineers
Current Status: Significantly Altered
Award: Honorable Mention
Typology: Industrial Building
This building still stands although completely altered and serving a retail use. It was built as a distribution center for several of Republic Steel Corporation’s subsidiaries. The image from the program book shows a two-story warehouse with factory style windows on both levels and what looks to be concrete framing around the window banks and entrance area. The building was completely fireproof. It was altered around 1997 as a big-box type establishment and sits among numerous similar retail outlets.