07 November 2011

Beekman Place

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- 60s wool sweater
- 30s wool jacket
- Steven Alan chambray shirt
- thrifted wool skirt (shortened by me)
- H&M tights
- vintage boots, belt & wool hat

Yesterday Tom and I ventured up to New York City for a day of exploring and taking photos. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a planned trip to NY had been delayed and yesterday was finally the day. This trip has been in the works for quite some time! A while back, Tom was invited to photograph a historic abandoned building in the financial district of Manhattan and asked me if I would like to come along. The answer was an easy yes.

The Beekman Street building was once known as Temple Court and was built in 1882. Today it is the earliest surviving “fireproof” office building of the pre-skyscraper period. It is also the third building in the city to have had an elevator installed. The elevators are still working, by the way. Words really can't do this place justice. Everywhere you look there are amazing details, from the art nouveau style stair railings to the cast iron dragons that hold up each balcony. I was daydreaming about living there the entire time I was wandering around! The fate of the building is still unknown as it sits abandoned but there are rumors of it being turned into a hotel. I want to go back and stay there someday!

Here are just a few quick snapshots I took around the place. As I walked around I found a lot of the rooms held evidence of past photos shoots; piles of hair pins, tissues smeared with lipstick, a set of prop ladders that had been left leaning in the sunlight. I couldn't resist carrying in an armload of clothes myself to have some fun with. Tom took lots of amazing photos that we are working on compiling into something (not sure exactly what yet) to present on the blog. I can't wait to show you!

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28 comments:

anja louise verdugo said...

Woah, SUPER amazing place. Really neat that you guys got to check it out! You look so adorable in your lil' hat.

Crystal Lee said...

What an awesome experience! You are so lucky. Such a beautiful building. That 30s jacket is quite a find. I love how you layered your outfit.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful photos! What an amazing building!

Shannon said...

What a lovely outfit and amazing building. Such striking architecture and design. I haven't been to New York in years, now I'm really dying to go back.

xo,
Shannon
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

wardrobetales said...

Wow! What a truly awesome place. Somehow it feels wrong to comment on anything but the space. But I will do so just the same. I love the jacket that you are wearing. The red trim absolutely makes it for me!

The Splendid Suitcase said...

Lovely photographs, the Beekman Street Building looks beautiful and so does your jacket! x

Joy said...

I'm a big fan of "ruin porn" so it was great to see such a post. I hope the new revamp of the place will take care and note of the fabulous details here!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Oh my, cutest look ever! :)

Kate said...

amazing photos! cute outfit, I love your coat!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Gah, this is perfect in every way! What a wonderful outing!

modern milly said...

What a beautiful place to explore. The glass roof and ornate banisters are simply stunning.

P.S. Love the bobble hat! x

Rae Veda said...

You look so cute and cozy. I love your outfit. xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Arielle said...

You always find the best locations for photo shoots! I love a good ol' dilapidated building.

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

Emma Robertson said...

All of this is just too perfect. Your outfit is so lovely, especially that jacket.

xo,
Em

june said...

What a beautiful place. Who knows who lived there in the past.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. What an incredible place! I can't wait to see all the fabulous pictures you took. The architecture there is so inspiring. I love your layered up for fall look too.
XOXO

Giulia said...

fantastic place

Giulia said...

fantastic place

Ms.Tips said...

STUNNING photos!! I love all of them. I really want to visit there now. thank you for sharing!

Agnes Deer said...

Abandoned places are some of my favourite places to take pictures! The atmosphere is just amazing, and fashion shoots just look perfect there! :) Thanks for sharing!

http://fromheretofashion.blogspot.com/

Genna G said...

Lovely pictures and clothing!

Olivas said...

wau!!!!Incredible photos!!!

DalenaVintage said...

Such an amazing place and you look so cute. Love that outfit!

Aya Smith said...

SHUT.UP. I can't tell you how much we (Thomas and I) are in-love with these photos! Wicked jealous. Thomas is making me ask (lol), what type of lens did Tom use for these photos?

Nadinoo said...

Wow what a stunning building! I'm sure you found plenty of beautiful spots to shoot.

Look forward to seeing more :)

Jamie Rose said...

What a cool place to take pictures! I really like your cozy-looking outfit too.

Femke said...

The building is beautiful and so are the pictures. Love your coat!

xoxo, Femke On the Button

giselaandzoe said...

one word, Aamazing!