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    The Lara is 323.00 ft. The addition says 598.97. That's a lot taller.

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    The new is now level with the old now

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    Rendering courtesy of The Beekman

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...erior_shot.php

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    That's the north face of the tower facade. Wonder what the west face, overlooking City Hall Park, will look like ...

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    from broadway one can see the bottom half of two X's so far

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    08.14.14






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    Since they're prominent in the foreground, I'll post some info on J&R:

    In October, J&R will launch as a store-within-a-store inside Century 21's flagship, located across the way from the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.
    And she says J&R will soon locate in other Century 21 locations, where it makes sense.
    J&R Music and Computer World co-founder Rachelle Friedman tells Billboard that the store-within-a-store, J&R Express, will be 1,500 square feet and stocked with audio and video hardware, computers and other gadgets, as well as a music and movie selection. What's more, she says the store will carry vinyl.
    “While we are redeveloping the block and planning the future of Park Row we wanted to answer the demand and outcry of support for J&R to remain a fixture of Lower Manhattan," Friedman said in a statement.
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/bu...pen-in-october

    1500 sq ft isn't much. No info on what "redeveloping the block" entails. So far, there's no visible activity.

    Mentioned in other sources:
    J&R and Century 21 were among the few major shops to open their doors soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but J&R struggled in the aftermath amid stiff competition with online retailers like Amazon.

    In February, J&R settled about $15 million in vendor claims after a disappointing holiday season, sources said.
    http://nypost.com/2014/08/13/iconic-...de-century-21/

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    That hideous J&R junk can't come down soon enough. That building with the EOS sign is horrible.

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    J&R was a long row of buildings the owners have recently closed, but they are planning to consolidate all of those buildings into their renovated and reclad storefront on the corner of Park Row and Ann Street. This is a rendering from their site, planned to be completed in 2015:


    It's actually a very profitable store in a very prominent location. Now that all of the storefronts are being consolidated, they could potentially be replaced with a highrise, or maybe even a supertall.
    Last edited by BStyles; August 16th, 2014 at 09:19 PM.

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    This rendering was in that article. The towers look as bad, if not worse than those on the Zeckendorf towers by Union Square. Really 80s looking.

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    In that image, something funky is going on with the towers on Park Row Building, as well.

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    Temple Court's Revival: Historic Office Building Gets a Luxe Conversion

    A Renovation Reveals the Preserved Beauty of 5 Beekman St. in Downtown Manhattan

    By Josh Barbanel


    The glass roof at 5 Beekman St. was sealed for decades but will feature prominently in plans
    to convert the office building into a hotel.
    Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal

    The long-hidden, glass-and-iron atrium of a landmark 1880s building in lower Manhattan is being restored, as the tower and an adjacent lot are transformed into an unusual hotel and condominium development.

    Workers are stripping decades of paint and grime from the granite, brick and terra cotta facade of the nine-story office building long known as Temple Court, at 5 Beekman St. near City Hall Park. They are also converting two turrets, each topped with pyramid-shaped roofs, into hotel rooms that will have bedrooms with 30-foot ceilings.


    Ironwork details of the downtown office building
    Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal

    Next door, a contemporary 595-foot-high, 51-story glass and concrete tower is rising, echoing Temple Court's turrets with a pair of pyramid-shaped crowns.

    The $360 million project's developers and marketers say they hope it will draw cachet from the resurgence of lower Manhattan, much of it hinging on the opening of the first tower at the World Trade Center site.

    Temple Court was built in 1881-83 by Eugene Kelly, an Irish-American merchant-banker, and designed by Silliman & Farnsworth as the demand for office space exceeded the supply farther downtown near Wall Street.

    The atrium had been closed and boxed off for five decades, with the building emptying of tenants in more recent years. Plans were filed in 2003 to convert Temple Court to apartments. Five years later, two partners bought the building and its annex for $61 million and made plans to turn it into a hotel. But following the financial crisis, the property went back on the market.

    In 2012, an investment group headed by Allen Gross paid $64 million to buy Temple Court. He also bought a 50-foot-wide site next door for $21.5 million.

    The new Beekman Hotel will have 287 hotel rooms and will be run by Thompson Hotels. It will feature restaurants by Keith McNally (his Balthazar is in SoHo) and Tom Colicchio (his Craft is in the Flatiron District).

    The condos, known as the Beekman Residences, are due to go on sale later this month, by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman. Prices for one-bedroom units start at $1.2 million and for two bedrooms at $2.9 million. The units have ceiling heights of just over 10 feet and contemporary interior designs by Thomas Juul-Hansen, a Danish designer who also did the interiors at One57, the new tower on West 57th Street.

    Mr. Gross, who developed the 274-room Ace Hotel and the 168-room NoMad Hotel in the city, said he got inspiration for the Beekman venture while walking past the New York Palace, a hotel on Madison Avenue and East 50th Street. The Palace combined the Villard Mansion, which dates to 1882, with a 55-story modern tower.

    At the Beekman, the developers are shifting much of the infrastructure needed to run the hotel to the new building, while providing a large outdoor space on the roof of the hotel for the use of the condo owners.

    The project is being developed by Mr. Gross's GFI Development Co. and GB Lodging LLC, a hotel investment and management company founded by Mr. Gross and Bruce Blum. Elliott Management Co. also invested in the project.

    Mr. Gross said he rejected the name Temple Court for the venture because consultants said some people might think it was a synagogue. He also noted that other businesses, including a hotel in London, used a similar name.

    The new building features exteriors with concrete embedded with a design found in some of the ironworks discovered in the old building. "Many buildings can be translated to Abu Dhabi or Paris," said Randy Gerner, of Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, an architect who is overseeing the restoration and new construction. "This one cannot."

    A focal point in the new project is what the developer is calling the Living Room, a large sitting area within the atrium and beneath the glass skylight 130 feet above. Hallways angling away from a central shaft have iron ceilings supported with iron brackets cut into the shapes of gape-mouthed dragons.

    Temple Court was on the cutting edge in the use of materials available at the time of its construction, Mr. Gerner said. It was built with steel piers on the exterior. The piers were clad in brick and decorative terra cotta to improve fireproofing, Mr. Gerner said.

    Temple Court was recognized by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1998 as the earliest surviving example of a tall fireproof office building, built before the skyscraper era transformed the New York City skyline.

    Back then, a nine-story building was considered to be "in the clouds," according to an 1883 newspaper article. The article's author also reported that he had timed the elevator trip to the top of Temple Court at 30 seconds flat.


    The preserved interior of 5 Beekman St. in lower Manhattan
    Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/templ...ion-1410746598

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    Quote Originally Posted by oquatanginwan View Post


    This rendering was in that article. The towers look as bad, if not worse than those on the Zeckendorf towers by Union Square. Really 80s looking.
    Good thing here is that it hides the Lara next door from that angle, which looks much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStyles View Post
    J&R was a long row of buildings the owners have recently closed, but they are planning to consolidate all of those buildings into their renovated and reclad storefront on the corner of Park Row and Ann Street. This is a rendering from their site, planned to be completed in 2015:


    It's actually a very profitable store in a very prominent location. Now that all of the storefronts are being consolidated, they could potentially be replaced with a highrise, or maybe even a supertall.
    As time goes by, I'm less sure this will happen.

    The company may be profitable, but the store has taken a beating from online shopping. They have not found a retail partner, and even if they started today, it's doubtful there would be a 2015 opening. Nothing has been gutted on the upper floors, and stuff was only removed from the ground floor - as it turns out - to rent to a Halloween store.

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