Extending the Life of New York City Hall

July 30, 2014

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 project has been honored with multiple preservation awards – including the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Lucy G. Moses Award – which roundly praise the seamless and invisible integration of upgrades without compromise to the building’s historic fabric and spaces.

View highlights from the restoration below:

Restored south elevation of New York City Hall


Explore the full restoration in the feature, “As City Hall Changes Hands, Construction Will Go On.” on NYTimes.com.

Learn more about the history of the City Hall restoration on BBB’s Facebook page.