The Temple Court Building in lower Manhattan, at the corner of Nassau Street and Beekman Street, recently re-opened as The Beekman following a period of heavy renovations. The Renaissance Revival style building is now a hotel, with a 51-story condominium building on the adjacent lot. Both the renovation and new building were executed by New York-based Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects (GKV Architects).
The Architect's Newspaper took an exclusive preview tour of the building over a year ago. The Beekman has quickly become an Instagram hotspot; visitors have taken some beautiful shots of its lobby, which features an intricately-detailed 9-story atrium. GKV Architects reports that the "historic cast iron balconies, the grand skylight, the atrium... the wood millwork doors and windows surrounding the atrium" were all part of their restoration effort.
The Temple Court Building—as it was originally named—was completed in 1883, with an attached annex completed in 1890. According to GKV Architects, it was the first of the "fireproof" skyscrapers in New York City, though that didn't stop a small fire from breaking out in 1983. The building and annex were designated a New York City Landmark in 1998.
The first 10 floors of the 68-unit condominium are attached to the hotel and the building's permanent residents will have access to the hotel's amenities. This includes personal training at the hotel's fitness center and in-residence dining by the hotel restaurant, led by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.The opening of the Beekman Hotel is one of the year’s most anticipated New York City hotel unveilings. The soaring nine-story atrium of the gorgeous Temple Court has stunned since it was first built in the 1890’s, and it looks like Thompson Hotels’ overhaul of the landmarked structure will follow suit. #beekmanhotel #thompsonhotel #newyorkcity #luxuryhotels #templecourt #luxurytravel #getaway #experience #hotels A photo posted by Hudson Walker International (@hudsonwalkerint) on
Of course, all this luxury doesn't come cheap: units start at $1.475 million and run up to $3.75 million. A two-day stay at the hotel in early October will run you over $500 a night.At the Beekman Hotel in downtown Manahttan today for an exclusive event. We have our excellent bartender Mike Chiavetta serving the guest tonight. 🍸🍷 #beekmanhotel #exclusive #vip #privateparty #manhattan #beekman #catering #baronstaffing #bartender A photo posted by Baron Staffing LLC (@baronstaffing) on