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5 Beekman Street
Temple Court Building


Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
dark red


residential condominium


  • The Temple Court Building and Annex consists of two connected structures on the designated Landmark Site.
  • Designated landmark status on February 10, 1998.
  • The building's conversion into a hotel started in 2013.
  • The nine-story (ten stories in certain portions) Temple Court Building was commissioned by Eugene Kelly, an Irish-American multi-millionaire merchant-banker, and built in 1881-83 to the design of architects Silliman & Farnsworth.
  • Executed in red Philadelphia brick, tan Dorchester stone, and terra cotta above a two-story granite base, the handsome vertically-expressed design employs Queen Anne, neo-Grec, and Renaissance Revival motifs.
  • This building and The Beekman Hotel & Residences will form a hotel with 285 guestrooms, and 68 residences.
  • Until its renovation beginning in 2013, Temple Court was the earliest surviving, essentially unaltered, tall "fireproof" New York office building of the period prior to the full development of the skyscraper. Furthermore, it is an early example of the use of brick and terra cotta for the exterior cladding of tall office buildings in the 1870s and 80s, as well as a rare surviving office building of its era constructed around a full-height interior skylighted atrium.
  • The Annex to the building, clad in Irish limestone on its principal Nassau Street facade, was constructed for Kelly in 1889-90 to the design of James Farnsworth, in an arcaded Romanesque Revival style that complements the original building.
  • GB Lodging bought the building in March 2012 for $64,000,000 from its former owners, the Chetrit Group and Bonjour Capital.
  • Temple Court's significance is enhanced by its visibility as it rises above the low buildings of Park Row facing City Hall Park, its prominent towers, and its articulated facades on three sides.

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3-9 Beekman Street
10 Theater Alley, 119-133 Nassau Street
3-9 Beekman Street
Financial District
New York City
New York

Technical Data

150.00 ft
133.01 ft

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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