Architect: Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects
Designer: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Mechanical: Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers
Structural: WSP Cantor Seinuk
In March 2012, GFI Development Company and GB Lodging acquired the iconic Five Beekman Street building in Manhattan’s Financial District. Five Beekman Street, otherwise known as Temple Court, is a 165,000 square foot beautiful historic landmark built around a nine-story central atrium, surrounded by Victorian iron railings on every floor. Originally constructed to house law firms, Five Beekman Street was built in 1881-1883 and was one of the first high-rise buildings in New York.
GFI Development Company and GB Lodging, LLC are converting this unique historic structure, together with an adjacent site on Nassau Street, into a luxury hotel consisting of approximately 280 rooms and over 75 residences operated by Thompson Hotels. The project will total approximately 340,000 square feet, including a 40-story tower, and will continue to redefine downtown Manhattan near the Freedom Tower.
Photos courtesy of Shira Weinberger Photography