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Manhattan Classic Car Club

Pier 76, New York, NY



Classic Car Club


Pier 76, New York, NY

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Following years of operation in Soho, the Classic Car Club made its move to a newly revamped 40,000-square-foot industrial haven. The former NYPD Mounted Unit stable at Manhattan's Pier 76 underwent a remarkable transformation into a cutting-edge clubhouse tailored for classic car aficionados. The renovation includes an enlarged showroom with impressive 31-foot-high ceilings, sleek steel framing, and expansive windows offering panoramic views of the Hudson. The space is thoughtfully designed with a 3,200-square-foot terrace, a private lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and a simulator room.

From NYPD Stalls to Classic Car Showcase

Before transforming into the Classic Car Club, Pier 76 served as the home for dozens of stalls belonging to the NYPD Mounted Horse Unit. The column-free space underwent a remarkable transformation into the main showroom. The original deck, constructed with concrete grade beams and a structural slab on piles, required extensive remediation. DRPILLA conducted a thorough design for the structural system of the deck, seamlessly incorporating a durable wearing surface. Our design effectively merged the comprehensive remediation of the existing concrete structural slab with the application of the wearing surface for the 8,000-square-foot gallery room.

Minimalistic Industrial Design

The existing mezzanine was redesigned to include a perforated metal mesh wall and a new a staircase opening leading up to the second-story lounge called the “Hayloft;” a former attic hay loft. DRPILLA designed the structural framing for the upper levels of the club including the lounge and the office space. An industrial feel is evoked by the exposed steel I-beams and weathered timber flooring.

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