16 East 16th Street


Rendering of 16 East 16th Street – BKSK Architects

LPC Approved Updated Proposals from BKSK Architects for Hotel Conversion in Union Square

Earlier this year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission reviewed proposals from BKSK Architects to renovate and convert the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Union Square into a hotel. The design team returned to the LPC with updated proposals following feedback and criticism of the original designs. Located at 16 East 16th Street, the six-story Margaret Louisa Home was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private and public dining spaces, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.

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Existing structure at 16 East 16th Street (left) and rendering of proposed structure (right) - BKSK Architects

Landmarks Preservation Commission Reviews Proposals for New Hotel at 16 East 16th Street in Union Square

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will decide the fate of a new nine-story hotel to be constructed within the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Manhattan. The existing six-story structure at 16 East 16th Street was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private dining areas, a public restaurant, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.

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