The Press Building

The Press Building is an exceptional urban reuse of one of Lancaster’s most notable historic properties. Greenebaum Structures assisted Lancaster Press Partners, composed of Tippetts/Weaver Architects, The Drogaris Companies and Wagman Construction, in the structural condition review of this building prior to design, prepared structural construction documents and assisted in the structural review of renovations.

The vacant, six story, 78-year old former industrial building was converted into 90,000 sq. ft. of luxury 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Apt/Condos with 5,900 sq. ft. of retail space on the first floor now developed into an up-scale restaurant, Armorette.  Open living areas feature exposed brick walls and concrete columns from the original Lancaster Press structure along with new exterior balconies suspended from the original concrete framing.

Greenebaum Structures designed numerous custom connections between new steel framing and the existing concrete framing. We also designed roof reinforcement for a new roof top deck and roof-mounted mechanical equipment, two new stair towers and an additional elevator shaft.  The new entry lobby required significant modifications to the existing structure including the addition of an ornamental canopy extending from the building which meets architecturally exposed structural steel specifications.  The building now serves as a stellar example of urban reuse in the center of a thriving city.