The late 19th century Queen Anne-style gem known as Temple Court, used as an office building until its last tenant vacated in 2001, is being reimagined as a 287 room boutique hotel adjoined with a high-end condo tower which will together be called The Beekman
Hotel & Residences. In a video by Architect's Newspaper, project architect Randy Gerner of Gerner Kronick + Valcarel discusses how the firm is preserving the dramatic look of the development's historic Temple Court at 5 Beekman Street by recreating some of the moldings that may have lined the atrium, and also rehabbing the neat dragon brackets that brace the 130-year-old building's floors. Although the 51-story tower at 115 Nassau Street that will adjoin with Temple Court is comparatively modern in its design, Gerner says it will help maintain Temple Court's historical legacy by housing its mechanicals. Now if only the tower wasn't so, uh, unpleasant looking.
The Beekman Hotel will open later this year and will be followed in 2016 by the Residences, which will come to market from $1.2 million.
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