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Architect Gene Kaufman replaced on Hotel Bossert conversion

December 24, 2013 12:17PM

The Bossert Hotel at 86 Montague Street and Gene Kaufman

The Bossert Hotel at 86 Montague Street and Gene Kaufman

Gene Kaufman is no longer the architect of record on the conversion project of the landmarked Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights. Kaufman has been replaced by Jeffrey Holmes of Australian architecture firm Woods Bagot, according to city Department of Buildings filings.

Developers the Chetrit Group and David Bistricer bought the 86 Montague Street property in 2012 for $81 million.

However, plans to convert the Jehovah’s Witnesses building back into a hotel were disapproved in November, according to Brownstoner.

The hotel was initially slated for a summer 2013 opening, according to Brownstoner. In June, however,the developers pushed the opening back to summer 2014. [Brownstoner]  – Hiten Samtani

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