Architect: Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects
Hotel Interior Designer: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Residential Interior Designer: Thomas Juul-Hansen
Mechanical: Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers
Structural: WSP Cantor Seinuk
In March 2012, GFI Development Company and GB Lodging acquired the iconic 5 Beekman Street building in Manhattan’s Fulton Nassau Historic District, adjacent to the Financial District in downtown New York City. 5 Beekman Street, formerly known as Temple Court and the Beekman Palace, is a 165,000 square foot historic building with a landmarked façade and a nine-story central atrium featuring Victorian iron railings. Originally built in 1881-1883 for law firms that needed to be near the important court houses of that era, 5 Beekman was the first high-rise building in New York. GFI Development Company and GB Lodging are converting this unique, historic structure, together with an adjacent site on Nassau Street, into a luxury hotel consisting of 287 guestrooms and 68 residences. The project will total approximately 340,000 square feet, include a 40+ story tower and intends to be a catalyst in the transformation of the Fulton Nassau Historic District. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2015.