Despite its historic status, the building was neglected, painted over and subdivided over the years.
Determined to preserve the history of the building and restore it to its original grandeur, the investment group who purchased the building followed the most demanding standards for historic preservation. Using a meticulous and all-encompassing approach for both the interior and exterior, the restoration sought to continue a tradition of collaboration between skilled craftsmen and dedicated artisans.
After a three-year $24-million-dollar preservation, every single square inch of every surface both inside and out was restored, awarding the renovations the most prestigious preservation awards in the country.
– Tony Goldman Award by The National Trust for Historic Preservation
– Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award by The New York Landmarks Conservancy
– New York State Historic Preservation Award by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
– Excellence in Historic Preservation Award by The Preservation League of New York State
– Stanford White Award by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
– Award for Adaptive Reuse by Palladio Awards
– 2014 Building Brooklyn Award by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce