The Metropolitan Building (Long Island City, NY): Dating from 1909, the same year the Queensboro Bridge was built, the Metropolitan Building was first an electrical parts factory. Seventy years later, it was long vacant and in a sad state of disrepair.
In 1980, Eleanor Ambos, who had a successful antique furniture rental business in Manhattan, bought the building for storage and accommodated various artisans to set up their studios and workrooms.
It quickly transformed into a venue for photoshoots and films. It is truly a unique space that inspires the imagination.