Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Work of Warren and Wetmore

Hudson is fortunate to be graced with two buildings designed by Warren and Wetmore, the architectural firm best known for their work on Grand Central Station: the Columbia County Courthouse and 560 Warren Street, originally the Hudson City Savings Institution.  Both of our Warren and Wetmore buildings now belong to Columbia County, and their futures seem reasonably secure, but the same is not true for a Warren and Wetmore building in New York City. Steinway & Sons has signed a tentative contract to sell the eighty-five-year-old Beaux Arts building on West 57th Street which houses the company's ornate piano showroom. The story is reported in the New York Times: "Fate Unclear for Ornate Piano Showroom."

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