18 Jun Construction Tour: Tammany Hall
Field Condition May 20, 2019
Once the headquarters for Tammany Hall, the landmarked structure at 44 Union Square is undergoing an extensive renovation by BKSK Architects. The 1929 neo-Georgian building’s brick and limestone exteriors will be preserved, with a wholesale renovation of the interiors. In recent years the building served as a theater and a film school, but will now be converted into office and commercial space. At the roof, a new metal and glass domed addition is taking shape, recalling a turtle that the Lenape Chief Tamanend stands upon, part of the historic symbolic roots of the Tammany political organization which promoted nation-building ideals of the Revolutionary War period.