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BBB’s rehabilitation of Newark Penn Station has restored its historic character, added amenities, and contributed to the revitalization of downtown Newark.

BBB’s multi-phase restoration of the Marine Air Terminal preserves a historic Art Deco landmark at LaGuardia Airport.

BBB’s award-winning master plan for the Hoboken Ferry Terminal has restored a historic transportation hub and revitalized New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront.

BBB’s adaptive reuse of Building 1 at Newark Liberty International Airport includes the relocation and restoration of the historic Art Deco terminal and a modern addition.

BBB’s restoration of The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport prepares an icon of modern architecture for future adaptive reuse.

Under a GSA Design Excellence contract, BBB led a multi-disciplinary team on a comprehensive renovation to prepare the historic Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse for 21st century use.

BBB has completed the first comprehensive rehabilitation of New York City Hall in more than 50 years, incorporating 21st century systems and technology into an iconic early 19th century landmark.

BBB’s work at Union Depot restores a grand public building in St. Paul to its original use as a train station, re-establishing an architectural icon and providing an engine for economic and urban revitalization.

BBB’s design guidelines for the PATH commuter rail system provide comprehensive recommendations for stations and an overall visual identity for the system.

BBB’s restoration of the Historic DC Courthouse revives the original grandeur of the 1820’s structure and provides additional space and enhanced facilities for The Court of Appeals.

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President Barack Obama paid a visit to St. Paul’s Union Depot, announcing $600 million in transportation funding via the Department of Transportation’s TIGER program (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery).

Under the direction of Beyer Blinder Belle, New York City Hall has undergone the first comprehensive renovation in its 200-year lifetime, preparing it for another century of use as the city’s administrative hub. While the landmark looks much as it did originally, the building has been fortified with critical system updates that make it safer and more comfortable for its users.

The distinctive gilded pyramidal roof of the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse shines with new luster these days. Following a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation and restoration, the architectural landmark and preeminent symbol of the Federal Government (site of the famous Alger Hiss and Rosenberg trials) has been revitalized for life in the 21st century and beyond.

Adding to an existing building, compared with ground-up new construction, isn’t always so glamorous.

Detroit has become a symbol of post-industrial distress. Ruin voyeurs photograph scenes of overwhelming decay and the uncanny incursion of nature into spaces once dedicated to the manmade. But just as they overlook the underlying sadness of dereliction, so they ignore the vibrancy of an active city with a population working to translate loss into opportunity.

Washington Post Architecture Critic Philip Kennicott explores the past and future public face of the State Department with a look at Beyer Blinder Belle’s design for the new U.S. Diplomacy Center, currently in construction.

An article in The New York Times examines how Grand Central Terminal, one of America’s great civic spaces, still captures our attention. David Dunlap’s piece, accompanied by a time-lapse video shot by Damon Winter, takes a look at the iconic Oyster Bar ramp hall, which was reclaimed in a comprehensive renovation by BBB.

Each year the Preservation League of New York presents its most prestigious commendation, The Pillar of New York Award, to those who have demonstrated a keen understanding of the value of New York’s historic resources by taking extraordinary actions to protect, preserve, and promote those assets.

On Thursday August 13th, 2015, dignitaries from the US Department of State and the German Embassy gathered at the site of the new US Diplomacy Center for the unveiling of the museum’s first exhibition piece - a historic segment of the Berlin Wall. Members of the Beyer Blinder Belle team including Lead Designer Hany Hassan, FAIA, and architects Carl Chapman, Michael Fitzgerald, Rence W. Gill, Steven D. Lee, and Bodh N. Ramdeo were present as the three-ton 12 x 3 foot concrete panel was lifted by crane and placed inside the Diplomacy Center, which is currently under construction.

Cleary Larkin worked as an architect for BBB from June 2007 to May 2015. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Planning at the University of Florida, where she intends to focus on the development of local preservation strategies within early 20th-century city planning. Here she considers how preservationists, designers and planners can better collaborate.

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Michael Wetstone has provided architectural and design leadership on some of the firm’s most celebrated civic commissions.

Peter Scaglione is an architect and planner with more than 25 years of experience on projects ranging from major cultural and civic centers to urban and waterfront developments involving residential, transportation and other uses.