Commercial Construction and Renovation: Renovation adds glass dome to roof of NYC’s

Commercial Construction and Renovation: Renovation adds glass dome to roof of NYC’s

Commercial Construction and Renovation January 8, 2021

Renovation adds glass dome to roof of NYC’s

For nearly two centuries, Tammany Hall stood as symbol of all things political in New York City’s Union Square. Built in 1928, the iconic brick building is the former headquarters of the Tammany Society, a political organization named after chief Tamanend, the leader of an indigenous group called the Lenape people who settled on land along the East Coast, including present day New York City.

Over the years, Tammany Hall became known for charges of corruption levied against leaders such as William M. “Boss” Tweed. Its power waned during the tenure of New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia (1934-1945), and the organization was rendered extinct after John V. Lindsay took office in 1966.

Today, the building at 44 Union Square has undergone an extensive renovation and expansion. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Reading International (RDI) with Edifice Real Estate Partners as the owner’s representative, the project involved the addition of a multi-story space-frame dome atop the 90-year-old structure. Leading the charge on the construction side was CNY Group.

“We think a major trend over the next year or so will be building repositions and repurposing existing non-performing buildings.” — Ken Colao, founding Principal & President, CNY

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