3. Greenwich Locksmiths Facade

Greenwich Locksmiths

The Greenwich Locksmiths is a tiny store just south of Commerce Street in West Village. Not involving famous artists, architects, or sophisticated structural engineering, the wacky storefront design deems to be one of the most over the top storefronts in New York City. Installed by owner Phil Mortillaro in 2011, the store was converted from an ordinary brick veneered facade to the golden bronze facade with intricate details. From a distance, it looks like a series of metallic spiral and patterns across the facade. Looking closely, the patterns reveals intricate placements of thousands of keys.