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March 15, 2017

Vote for A+ Award Finalist Tammany Hall

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Our contemporary glass dome addition to Tammany Hall is an Architizer A+Award Finalist – and you can help us become a winner! Architizer is the world’s largest and fastest growing website for architecture, and their 5th Annual A+ Awards program celebrates the best of the year’s architectural products and projects. Public Voting for the Popular Choice awards runs March 14th through March 30th.

Vote for Tammany Hall in the Architizer A+ Awards Unbuilt Commercial category here!

 

April 10, 2015

Grafting a vertical expansion onto a Landmark infamous for graft

A rendered view of BKSK's proposed transformation of Tammany Hall, which was approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in March 2015.

A rendered view of BKSK’s proposed transformation of Tammany Hall, which was approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in March 2015.

The unassuming hipped roof of the former Tammany Hall headquarters on Union Square will soon turn to glass and grow taller with an unconventional shell-like dome, as approved recently—unanimously—by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. BKSK conceived this expansion to be deeply respectful, and expect it to be applauded by many as both reverent and intriguing. As a preservation approach, it is designed to yield unexpected insight about the building’s hidden history. We acknowledge that some members of the preservation community have reservations about the changes proposed and we are keeping the dialogue with them open. That the Commission approved an addition as visible as this to an individual Landmark is special and rare. Read more

March 11, 2015

Landmarks unanimously approves Tammany Hall design

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On March 10, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved BKSK Architects’ revised proposal for Tammany Hall.

At the first hearing for this project, held in November 2014, the Commission recommended additional design study. At yesterday’s hearing, regarding the revised proposal to restore and expand the individually designated Tammany Hall on the northeast corner of Union Square, LPC commissioners offered praises such as “This is a gift to the city.” “Masterful.” and “Calls attention to a cultural icon on the square.” Read more about the hearing at New York YIMBY.

Inquiries about this project may be directed to Marissa Marvelli at mmarvelli[at]bksk.com.