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Project Update: The Hayden

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: The HaydenNew tiling in the lobby is designed to complement the historic marble floors that still remain elsewhere in the building. Photos by Brent Warren.
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After a long and complicated renovation process, the first tenants are scheduled to move into The Hayden early next year. The two historic Capitol Square buildings, which will hold mostly offices, have been unoccupied for over a decade.

Michael Tomko, President of the Tomko Company, said that the project is now about 40 percent leased, and he doesn’t anticipate having any problem leasing the rest of the space.

“The leasing has been the only easy part of this,” he said, referring to the unexpected challenges that can arise when renovating buildings of this vintage (the taller of the two buildings, at 16. E. Broad St., was built in 1901, while its neighbor at 20 E. Broad St. dates to 1869). “Once we get the buildings conditioned and the first spaces occupied, we’ll be in good shape to get it filled up…I expect before the first half of next year.”

Tomko also said that an agreement is now in place to lease the ground floor of 20 E. Broad St. – a prominent space that features tall ceilings, historic details and large windows facing both Broad Street and Pearl Alley.

Although he couldn’t share the name of the tenant yet, Tomko said to expect an announcement soon, and that work to build out that space is expected to begin in January.

Scroll down to see photos from a recent tour of the building.

Additional Reading:

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New Owner Plans Renovation of Historic Broad Street Buildings

The 13-story 16 E. Broad St. is connected internally to its neighbor at 20 E. Broad St., which is four stories tall.
Modern fixtures are being installed in the lobby
A conference room on the 11th floor, which will be the first to be occupied.
Views of the Statehouse from the 11th floor.
Some of the original marble tile flooring in the building is still intact and will be preserved.
The hardwood floors will be preserved on this floor.
A bank vault door remains on the first floor of 20 E. Broad St.
More historic details in the first floor space at 20 E. Broad St.
Work will begin early in 2020 on the space.
A view from above of the rooftop space, which will be completed in time for spring.
A rendering showing the rooftop patio that is now under construction, courtesy of Michael Tomko.
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