Because the original 1900 façade of the Lenox Hotel could not be salvaged due to extensive deterioration of the masonry and structural steel, it was reconstructed to match the original profile of the building and preserve its architectural character. New steel, brick, and trim materials were used. Historic details and ornamentation were replaced, including the roof cornice and decorative elements that were recreated using original molds. New lighting was installed to highlight the building exterior. The Hotel also employed methods of green design, energy efficiency and resource conservation.