Progress Report: Theo Wenner’s 45 Canal Street Conversion

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 at 5:37 am by
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That E&G Model Shop building at 45 Canal Street is now a shell of its former self. The four-story building had barely surpassed its centennial when it was sold for $2.35 million in 2011. Now the once-charming building is undergoing an overhaul to become a single-family residence, as first reported here last summer.

Now a year on, the latest progress report reveals that the original 45 Canal is no longer there, replaced instead with a mess of skeletal materials. A zoning update was submitted last June, which allows for a vertical enlargement that increases the total building height to almost 49 feet. About five stories. This extension provides an additional 508 square-feet of living space.

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The party responsible for this “exclusive” conversion is none other than the progeny of media mogul Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone chief and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame co-founder). Apparently his son, photographer Theo Wenner, will use this new mansion as his “live-work studio.”

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[Circa January 2010]

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