For a building that hasn't seen a tenant in years, the decrepit nine-story gem at 5 Beekman Street sure is getting a lot of attention. It all started with the outing of that gorgeous atrium, and the battle over the building's future has kept it in the news. Now film crews are being turned on to the creepy/cool space.
Model and rock star offspring Alexandra Richards did a fashion shoot in 5 Beekman for StyleCaster, but the behind-the-scenes video (above) focuses more on the building than the clothes. Videographer Blake Martin explains: "I fell in love with the gorgeous and decaying space and it quickly became a character in this video piece. The final product is a celebration of the building in its current state and the temporary presence of our crew, which worked tirelessly in the August heat to create beautiful images." We're going to be bummed when this place gets cleaned up and turned into a boutique hotel.
· Stalking The Set: Watch The Behind-The-Scenes Video [StyleCaster]
· 5 Beekman Street coverage [Curbed]