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'Hotel with a view' coming up at 19th-century NY skyscraper

US$350m Beekman Hotel will have 287 rooms and a condo tower next door
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 06:00
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New landmark: The Beekman Hotel in a nine-storey building in Manhattan, one of New York's first skyscrapers, is being developed by GFI Capital Resources Group and is scheduled to open in summer 2015. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[NEW YORK] For years, development plans came and went at 5 Beekman St like City Hall workers filing in and out of their nearby offices in lower Manhattan. Expectations for the property were high. The nine-storey brick-and-terra-cotta building at Nassau Street was one of New York's first