Yale Club of New York |
Levien & Company was hired to oversee the multi-phase renovation and re-furnishing of 168 existing guest rooms, including new bathrooms and guest corridors. Due to its proximity to Grand Central Station, the 1901 building by Tracey & Swartwout was designed to function as a hotel in the event the club failed. As such, the club has many more guest rooms as compared to other like-type clubs in the city. In order to maintain as much occupance as possible the construction was done in stages, with two or three floor sections done simultaneously to avoid inconvenience to guests. Most work was done during the four first months of the year during a period of lower occupancy.