The landmarked and much-loved facade at Pastis was preserved and transformed into a 4 1/2- story modern structure. Stories were added and the cellar was excavated to add an additional 60,000 square feet of space for retail and office use.

On the second Saturday in September, the new RH Gallery opened its doors to the Meatpacking District, looking just as you’d expect: a glowering, 90,000-square-foot landscape of poured concrete flecked with bronze, stone and glass, through which sails a flotilla of enormous gray velvet and white linen sofas… Along the charcoal-colored walls, armies of classical statuary and framed plaster intaglios offered a whiff of the Grand Tour.

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