The Gates Building

Wilmington, Delaware

Completed in 2002

Once a ship building machine shop, the Gates Building was rehabilitated by Pettinaro into a three-story, 100,000 SF Class A office building and a 15,000 SF restaurant along Wilmington’s riverfront. Preserving the shipbuilding history of the Wilmington Riverfront, much of the building’s original industrial charm was left intake while creating modern and comfortable spaces for tenants Barclays and Firestone Roasting House. Situated on the banks of the Christina River, Firestone Roasting House dining guests enjoy riverfront views, an outdoor bar, live music, and handcrafted pizza.

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Before
The Gates Building used to be a ship building machine shop.
Another view of the abandoned ship building machine shop
After
Image of the renovated Gates Building from across the river
View of the Gates Building featuring Barclays
View of the Gates Building featuring tables and umbrellas