The Lost Atrium of the Temple Court Building in NYC

A building by Silliman & Farnsworth had been abandoned for over a decade when Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, began a restoration and conversion into the Beekman hotel. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Cast-iron grillwork details a stairwell. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Brackets support balcony corridors. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Tenants were primarily lawyers and publishers. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The courtyard measures 29 feet across. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Old paint had to be removed. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Balustrades are also cast iron. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Windows’ millwork and glass were replaced before replastering. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The courtyard skylight’s glass would be replaced where necessary and the metal frame painted. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Gutted offices became guest rooms. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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