Circle Tours

The Beekman

The New York Landmarks Conservancy was pleased to offer our Professional Circle members an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the recently restored Beekman, formerly the Temple Court Building and Annex. The tour was led by Eric Bass of GFI Development.

The red-brick and terra cotta office building, built in the Queen Anne, Neo-Greco, and Renaissance Revival styles in 1883, was an early high-rise building in New York. Its most noteworthy feature is an atrium extending through all nine stories, topped by a large pyramidal skylight. This unique feature has been beautifully restored, illuminating the hotel from within. The upper levels are adorned with colorful Minton tiles and wrought-iron railings and balustrades decorated with dragons, flowers, and sunbursts. It is one of the most dramatic spaces in Lower Manhattan.

Temple Court was designated a New York City Landmark in 1998.

Click here to view photos from the 2018 tour.

Click here to view photos from 2013 tour, before restoration.

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Throughout the year, Circle tours go behind-the-scenes of some of New York’s most interesting historic properties. Some tours require hard hats to visit projects during restoration, while others showcase completed restorations of commercial buildings, residences, museums, churches, and synagogues. On occasion, conservators, engineers, and craftspeople open their studios to our Circle members.

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