Walked by Rosenwach this morning, and am happy to report that the damage is surprisingly limited. A lot of charred wood, but a lot that didn’t burn. I suspect this was because a lot of the wood was bundled in pallets and (thanks to FDNY) water got onto the fire pretty quickly. This is the same theory behind heavy timber mill construction – thick sections of wood take a surprisingly long time to burn. Greenpoint Terminal Market was mill construction, and there was still a lot of good left when that fire was put out.
At Rosenwach, the small brick building at the center of the lot is still standing and looks unharmed. The sheds at the south corner are standing but heavily damaged, and all of the cladding on the street side is gone. Workers there are busy cleaning up and sorting good wood from bad. Hopefully they will be back in business soon.