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Metal fabricator building new Red Hook HQ with industrial-strength flood protection

This new home for metal fabricator Seetin Design Group is being built at 20 Coffey St. in Red Hook. Rendering courtesy of Robert Seetin

Eye On Real Estate

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

There's a lonely little townhouse at 10 Coffey St., surrounded by vacant lots.

But before you know it, the lost-looking building will have a spiffy new next-door neighbor at 20 Coffey St.

That's where two brothers who are Parsons School of Design alums are building a new home for their business, Seetin Design Group, which fabricates high-end decorative metals, architectural metals and millwork.

They've been doing their thing in Williamsburg for 15 years – but decided Sandy wouldn't stop them from relocating to Red Hook.

“Hurricane Sandy scared us but that made us realize we need a stronger foundation,” said Robert Seetin, who owns the company with sibling John-Tom.

Their new three-story building will have “a super strong grade beam and piles” – plus a stronger foundation, flood vents on the walls and a 10-ton overhead bridge crane to lift up factory equipment if there's a threat of flooding.

January 16, 2014 - 9:00am


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