Tammany Hall

Construction Update, Union Square

Tammany Hall, BKSK, 44 Union Square East

The redevelopment of Union Square‘s Tammany Hall is moving full steam ahead. As CityRealty reports, leasing has launched, and along with a brand new website, a slew of new renderings showing off the historic building’s impending transformation have also been revealed.

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Real Estate Wire

Jersey City
  • Taking a look at the cultural rise of Jersey City. [NYT]
  • Why are Brooklyn neighborhoods getting so hard to tell apart? [NYO]
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission denies BKSK Architect’s glass topper proposal for Tammany Hall. [Curbed]
  • Manhattan’s getting 14 million square feet of office space by 2019. [WSJ]

Images: Jersey City via Singing With Light via photopin cc (L); BKSK’s proposal for Tammany Hall (R)

History, Union Square

tammany hall update, bksk architects

The landmarked Tammany Hall at 44 Union Square East could be getting a modern makeover in the form of a restored facade, brand new storefront, 27,000 square feet of office space, and, most notably, a two-story glass dome topper that would bring the height of the building up to 85 feet. BKSK Architects presented their plans to gut and revamp the historic building this week to the Community Board 5’s Landmarks Committee. And though no one could argue with the design’s glassy allure, board members were otherwise not all that thrilled.

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