An interesting history here of a building that somehow survived over the years. Currently under renovation, there seems to be some serious cash being invested in the restoration of this Harlem landmark. -RJ Diaz
A Building In Harlem Is Reborn: The Corn Exchange
“The Corn Exchange is reborn! Originally built in 1883-1884 The Corn Exchange is a Landmarked Building which passed through many owners before falling into disrepair and being partially torn down.
Developed by one of Harlem’s most active developers, The Corn Exchange is being rebuilt to its original glory with LEED certification providing two floors of retail space and five levels of office space. The property will be ready for occupancy in Q1 2015 and with incredible public transportation and pedestrian access this majestic building will once again be at the center of business in Harlem.” www.thecornexchangeharlem.com
“The Queen Anne-style structure, which lost its upper floors in 2009 due to safety concerns, has been rebuilt by Danois Architects and Artimus Construction, with the Landmark Preservation Commission signing off and ensuring that the new structure is largely faithful to the historic former design. (As you can see from an old rendering, the design is much better than the one the developers first proposed.) The building is now looking to fill its retail and commercial space.” –Curbed NY
Architecture: Corn Exchange Restored on 125th Street [Harlem + Bespoke]
Corn Exchange coverage [Curbed]