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.
Architect: BKSK Architects; Program: Commercial; Location: Union Square, New York, NY; Completion: 2020.