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    Default 3 Hanover Square -- Downtown -- Co-op

    Really, no threads on this grand old FiDi building? Guess I'll have to start one. I'm sure my having a lovely new listing in the building is merely tangential.

    * Former Cotton Exchange, built 1920s, converted to co-op early 1980s, making it as far as I know the first co-op conversion in FiDi. Quiet.

    * Due to its former use, contains apartments of all shapes and sizes. Most valued are top-floor penthouses, which are a conversion of the former trading floor. Many apartments have dropped ceilings -- look at the windows to see if the tops are cut off or not -- which can be raised, but that's a big job.

    * 24-hr. doorman and extremely dog-friendly.

    * Fronts British Memorial Garden which IMHO is more of a plaza:
    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...Hanover+Square

    * Management: Rose Associates

    * Recent maintenance increase: 5%.

    * Pied-a-terres okay.

    * Official building website:
    http://www.3hanoversquare.com/FrontD...uare/index.asp

    * My new listing: http://3hanoversq.com/

    * Best hyper-local attraction: If you go into the Leonidas store to the left of the building entrance, they'll make you one of the best hot chocolates in NYC.

    ali r.
    [downtown broker]

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    This too is only tangential, but found this to be an interesting story about an apartment remodeling project and a 'pad for the Occasional Bachelor' - at 3 Hanover Square.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/re...ref=realestate

    Exterior photos - http://www.emporis.com/application/?...ng=3&id=114945
    Last edited by infoshare; January 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 PM.

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    Welcome back, Ali .

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    Yes, very nice to hear from you again FP.

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    The voice of sanity returns!

    Happy New Year, Ali Wishing you many good deals in 2011.

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    I found a NYT article that has several photos of apartment interiors: here.

    Open question to anyone who may know the answer about the apartment posted previously in this thread. I showed a friend who is in the market your photos of the interior. He (and I am also interested in knowing) asked if those wooden ceiling beams in the living room could be removed; are they decorative or do they serve some structural/mechanical purpose.

    In short: can those beams be simply removed from the ceiling?

    Cheers

    http://3hanoversq.com/
    link to NYT article - http://realestate.nytimes.com/sales/...-York-NY-10004
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    Thanks everybody! 2010 brought some great clients (including an Emmy winner) but I also lost a dear friend to cancer... am looking forward to just chilling out with you all in a year with less turmoil.. though we'll still have fun on the real estate front, right?

    Infoshare, I suspect that those beams are structural but I have queried someone better-informed than I, more info as soon as I've got it.

    ali r.
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    ^^ the ceiling beams are concrete, covered with wood by the previous owner.

    To make with the pretty, one could 1) remove the wood and simply expose the concrete beams underneath, or
    2) drop the ceiling to hide the beams altogether.

    However, according to the current owner, the beams themselves are structural and cannot be removed.

    Hope that helps. Happy to show it.

    ali r.
    {downtown broker}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Front_Porch View Post
    To make with the pretty, one could 1) remove the wood and simply expose the concrete beams underneath, or
    2) drop the ceiling to hide the beams altogether.


    Hope that helps. Happy to show it.

    ali r.
    {downtown broker}
    Thanks, this guy currently has a very 'modern looking' apartment interior - so removing the wood and painting to match the ceiling would likely be his choice.

    I sent him a link to your original post; so he knows how to contact - whether or not he does is anybodies guess.

    Good luck with the showings - that building is one beautiful work of in the "grand old" style of architecture. I am sure you will do well with this listing.

    Cheers

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