November 12, 2007
Located in Manhattan's Financial District, The Claremont Preparatory School is the result of a brilliant rehabilitation of the former Bank of America Headquarters. The new 120,000 square foot private school
accommodates 1000 students pre-K through 8. The project won the Historic Preservation Award from the State of New York, and has been featured in the news since the groundbreaking in 2004.
The grand banking hall was restored and outfitted as a grand auditorium. Interior bank offices were reconfigured to provide new classrooms, laboratories, offices and an Olympic length swimming pool. The bank vault is now a new cafeteria and the bank roof now holds a state-of-the-art gymnasium with a playground on its' rooftop.
"Renovation Project Takes New Prep School to the Bank June 21, 2004"
This New York Times article talks about the rennovation.
"Near Ground Zero, a Mixed-Use Revival September 9, 2007"
This subsequent article comments on the new optimism in the Financial District since 9/11.
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Oaklander, Coogan and Vitto, P.C., is a versatile, client-driven architecture firm serving the New York Metropolitan area since 1973. Specializing in affordable and special-needs housing, the firm has partnered with many notable urban housing authorities and development groups to create multi-family housing, private homes, commercial spaces, schools, churches and community centers with great respect for each site’s urban landscape, history and culture.
OCV is also a member of The U.S. Green Building Council