Remsen Manor Hotel Cleared to Open in Historic Franklin Building

Recently, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a contemporary six-story addition to the former Franklin Building at 186 Remsen Street in the Downtown Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District. The Franklin Building suffered a catastrophic fire in the late 1950s that resulted in the demolition of the top two stories of the building. As part of the rehabilitation, […]

July 9th, 2019|Additions, LPC, Restoration|

190 Bowery’s Fancy Reno Won’t Erase Beloved Gritty Graffiti

HQ is working with RFR and architects MdAS on the rehabilitation of the former Germania Bank at 190 Bowery. LPC recently approved modifications to create a new ADA entry and other changes associated with the restoration of the building. HQ is working with the project team on various aspects of the restoration, including replacement of […]

June 10th, 2015|LPC, Restoration|

A Shiplike Building Gets Another New Life

David Dunlap looks at the ongoing restoration of the iconoclastic Curran-O’Toole building.

April 30th, 2015|ITC, Restoration, Uncategorized|

Inside Temple Court

HQ is working with GB Lodging and architects Gerner & Valcarcel on the restoration and rehabilitation of the 1882 Temple Court building in Lower Manhattan. In this video, architect Randy Gerner gives a tour of the in-progress restoration of the magnificent atrium at the center of Temple Court.

HQ has secured NYC LPC and State and Federal tax […]

April 28th, 2015|ITC, LPC, Restoration|