Preparations are underway for next month’s grand opening of Casa Cipriani, a private club and hotel at the historic Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in the Financial District. Construction recently completed on a 21st century steel and glass addition designed by Marvel with interiors by Thierry Despont atop the 112-year old Beaux Arts-style ferry terminal, which was originally designed by Walker & Morris and prominently stands along the waterfront. Measuring 263 feet wide and standing two stories tall, the 192,000-square-foot complex yields 47 hotel suites with private balconies overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and the inbound and outbound Staten Island Ferries across the New York Harbor. MJM Associates is the general contractor, Silman is the structural engineer, Langan is the civil engineer, Madson Black did the lighting, and Cipriani, Midtown Equities and Centaur Properties are the clients.
Battery Maritime Building
Connecticut-based Stoneleigh Capital has reportedly signed a letter of intent with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to head the redevelopment of the four-story Battery Maritime Building, an individual landmark located at 10 South Street, in the Financial District. According to Politico New York, the new developer replaces the Dermot Company, who was selected in 2006 to transform the building into a hotel but never completed the project. The conversion is currently a little more than halfway complete. Once finished by the end of 2017, it will include a 60-plus-key boutique hotel, a restaurant and bar on the rooftop, and pubic space in the Grand Hall. Part of the building is still used to launch ferries to Governors Island. Rogers Partners originally designed the project, but when the project resumed after the last economic downturn it was subsequently re-designed for a new program by Ismael Leyva Architects, who also took the building through multiple agency approvals and finally into construction.