Retail Makeover: From Church to Nightclub to Upscale Mall

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Sacred Start

Built in 1849, this neo-Gothic Episcopal church in Manhattan's Flatiron neighborhood remained for decades a house of worship. Since being deconsecrated in 1976, the former Church of the Holy Communion has been renovated and repurposed three times. But despite dramatic interior re-designs, the 25,000 square foot building retains its understated revival feel from the exterior.