| Tuesday May 24th 2016

The Abandoned Palace on Beekman Street

5 Beekman Street front

How the hell does something this beautiful stay abandoned for so long? Was the owner just like, “Ehh, I don’t really feel like making BOATLOADS right now. I’ll wait half a century first.”
5 Beekman Street atrium

5 Beekman Street has a secret.

You’ve probably passed it a million times in your travels through downtown Manhattan. Anyone who has ever visited J&R Row or hit the Starbucks on the opposite corner for a post-Brooklyn-Bridge-walk bathroom break has probably noticed its twin towers, and perhaps wondered how much its wealthy tenants must pay to live behind its beautiful brick and terra-cotta facade.

Except, 5 Beekman Street doesn’t have any tenants. In fact, it’s completely empty, essentially abandoned, and has been for a decade, with much of the interior shuttered since 1940…

Until now.

The Abandoned Palace On Beekman Street

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