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Beekman Street Palace

At 5 Beekman Street in Manhattan, there is a large but unassuming building that is completely empty and abandoned, with much of the interior shuttered since 1940. Few are allowed inside, depriving the general public of the ability to witness its surprisingly stunning interior – and it won’t be this way for long, as it was recently purchased by hotelier André Balasz. The derelict interior provided an intriguing backdrop for our shoot, contrasting perfectly with the soft, girly pastels of our lookbook.






First image via here; all others by Thomas Northcut.

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Styleabaad -February 22, 2012, 9:19AM

Wow, that place looks pretty amazing! Can’t wait to see the lookbook!

The Minx -February 22, 2012, 10:14AM

oh wow! I can’t wait to see what they make the space into; these are gorgeous shots.

martha -February 22, 2012, 10:27AM

beautiful architecture! glad to know it’s going to be looked after in the future and not lay there abandoned until it collapses

Alexandra -February 22, 2012, 11:04AM

Wow, cant wait! Looks absolutely stunning

Megan -February 22, 2012, 11:08AM

That building is amazing!! I was always told, when places sit abandoned for way too long without people in them, they eventually deteriorate because they need human beings to keep them alive. So I am glad that someone has decided to do something with this beautiful building.

karen -February 22, 2012, 11:44AM

oh my, i would LOVE to explore that space with my camera!!! its a beauty :)

Winter -February 22, 2012, 12:18PM

That hallway looks EXACTLY like the one in my high school (except for the fact that it’s renovated and has a giant swirling staircase in the middle of it)

ca -February 23, 2012, 11:02AM

scoutingny is one of my favorite websites… totally thought you weren’t gona give him credit. good props. one of my favorite spots from the blog too. his website will keep you entertained for hours.

Ana -February 29, 2012, 7:32PM

wow wow wow wow wow.

willyburgnyc -March 11, 2012, 3:58PM

this is amazing!!! can we still go inside today and visit it?

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