BankNote Building

Built in 1909 as home to The American Banknote Company, a currency printing facility, this pre-war industrial building is located in the burgeoning Hunts Point section of The Bronx.

Mc Gowan brought expertise in adaptive reuse of historic structures to the project, serving as Construction Manager for the multi-phased renovation and redevelopment of The BankNote Building complex, a landmarked structure encompassing four wings ranging from three to eight stories, plus a large parking lot.

Work in the first phase of the project included installation of three 20-foot-wide by 20-foot-high glass and aluminum storefront entrances, installation of new structural reinforcement elements in select areas, renovation of corridors, public areas, bathrooms and four elevator cabins, new MEP / sprinkler / fire alarm systems, restoration of a historic canopy, renovation of a 2,500 square foot brick courtyard wall and resurfacing of a 50,000 square foot parking lot.

Numerous complexities were navigated such as a lack of building plans, coordinating long-lead items like custom-designed storefronts and working in a landmarked property while partially occupied by educational, non-profit and arts organizations.

Project Details


Taconic Investment Partners

Property Address:

1201 Lafayette Avenue
The Bronx, New York

Project Size:

405,000 square feet

Project Value:

9 million


Beyer Blinder Belle

Services Provided:

Construction Management

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