Harvard Club |
The landmarked club was completely renovated and a new eight-story wing was added between two existing structures; the original club building and the New York Yacht Club. This was the first major addition since McKim Mead White completed the original two buildings at the turn of the century. Multiple hotel services were required and the original building was refurbished. Due to the need to avoid paying capital gains taxes on a John Singer Sargent painting that was sold by the club, the building needed to be designed and constructed in less than three years. By careful management of the design and construction team the project was fast-tracked and completed in early December, and the president of the club spent the first night in a guest room on December 17th.