Elements of 50-Foot Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Make an Appearance

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 at 8:51 am by

The Jarmulowsky Bank Building, previously wrapped in a blanket for winter, just received its crown. The bones of the cupola are here…

It was In February 2014 when word first leaked that the Jarmulowsky Bank Building at Canal and Orchard Streets would see the return of its defining feature. The fifty-foot rooftop cupola that had been removed during renovations in 1990. Fast forward present and the spire is on the precipice of completion.

Cranes have been buttressing the parapet wall the last few months to prepare the arrival of the cupola. Over the weekend, the steel skeleton was completed and topped with the token American flag.

The replacement will remain historically accurate, based on the initial 1912 blueprint drawings by architects Rouse & Goldstone.

You’ll recall that Ace Hotel was reportedly involved in a boutique hotel conversion (they would manage) of the property. Initial projections were for an opening in the second half of 2015, which obviously did not pan out. Instead, owner DLJ Real Estate Partners is reportedly transforming into “creative” office space.

Photo: Municipal Archives

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