13. The Roxy Hotel at 2 Sixth Ave, Tribeca

Since TriBeCa stands for “Triangle Below Canal,” it makes sense that triangular shaped buildings would be in this part of town. The Roxy Hotel was formerly the TriBeCa Grand, created by Soho Grand owners Leonard and Emanuel Stern. It opened in 2000, one of the first major hotels in the neighborhood. Before then it was just a 10,000-square-foot triangular plot of land where Avenue of the Americas joined White St, Church St and Walker St.

In 2015 it became The Roxy, inspired by the 1920s movie theater and ‘90s dance club of the same name. With an in-house cinema, cocktail lounge, jazz club and more, art and music continue to be an important part of the building’s reputation.

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12 thoughts on “14 of NYC’s Triangle Buildings: A Brief History

  1. 1 Wall Street Court, formerly the Beaver Building/Cocoa Exchange. 82-92 Beaver Street. Financial District

    47 Plaza Street West, 47-61 Plaza Street West, Park Slope, Brooklyn

    The Shenandoah, 10 Sheridan Square, West Village

    I *think” I may have seen photos of at least one somewhere in upper Manhattan (Fort George, Hudson Heights, Inwood), but I can’t find any at the moment!

    1. Yes, we were thinking about it! We were worried people were going to say it was not technically triangular with a flat front and back. But we can add it!

    1. umm…There is a photo of the whole building on the top of the article on the same page! The roof is show an alternative, “untapped” view because the roof is off-limits usually. But we’ll switch it up anyway.

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