Remsen Manor Hotel Cleared to Open in Historic Franklin Building

Rendering of proposed addition at 186 Remsen Street. 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 [...]

How the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves Modern Design

The Observer looks at LPC's history of approving modern design, especially in new construction. The article looks at recent approvals for projects such as 10 Jay Street in DUMBO and St. Luke's in the Fields in Greenwich Village, as well as older projects such as the Hearst Tower. HQ served as the historic preservation for each of [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating a Building That Has Stood for Decades as a Symbol of the Press

Photo: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times HQ's Bill Higgins talks about the De Vinne Press building on Lafayette Street and the Grolier Club's new show titled “The Dean of American Printers: Theodore Low De Vinne and the Art Preservative of All Arts”.

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