Twenty Bruckner Boulevard, a former ice-factory, is a 168,000 square foot building located along Mott Haven’s waterfront. Most of us recognize it by the 8,000-square-foot billboard that sits on its rooftop, which now features signage for iHeartRadio. While many of us have stared directly at the monumental billboard, few have ever had the chance to look inside – until now.
The former factory is being meticulously renovated and restored as a unique state-of-the-art commercial space. Many of its important details are being preserved, including its terra-cotta arches and cast iron columns, 20-foot ceilings, and 20-foot windows and of course sweeping panoramic views of the city seen from two penthouses and rooftop.
“Twenty Bruckner Boulevard is part of New York’s history, and it was important for us to preserve all of the details that make it so unique. This building has stood in the community for more than 100-years – multiple generations held a wide variety of jobs here. We hope it will be part of the next generation’s legacy here in the Bronx,” said the developer, Jorge Madruga of MADD Equities.
The developer will have the building stabilized and built out as a “vanilla-box” — or in the case of 20 Bruckner Boulevard a “brick-box” by the end of the year. Tenants will then be able to commence their fit-outs. A vast number of tenants are already interested in the space from a variety of industries including entertainment, technology, and education.