Manhattan

Rendering of 16 East 16th Street – BKSK Architects

LPC Approved Updated Proposals from BKSK Architects for Hotel Conversion in Union Square

Earlier this year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission reviewed proposals from BKSK Architects to renovate and convert the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Union Square into a hotel. The design team returned to the LPC with updated proposals following feedback and criticism of the original designs. Located at 16 East 16th Street, the six-story Margaret Louisa Home was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private and public dining spaces, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.

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Rendering of immersive exhibition space 'Hall Des Lumieres' - Culturespaces / Woods Bagot

LPC to Review Proposal for Immersive Museum at the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, in Lower Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is scheduled to review a proposal to partially renovate and repurpose the ground floor areas of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank in Lower Manhattan into an immersive digital museum and gallery. Titled “Hall Des Lumieres,” the exhibition would feature 3D projections of the works of famed Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and would require architectural modifications to both the building’s façade and landmarked interiors.

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