Though it remained an evocative symbol of Times Square’s golden age, the Hotel Langwell, a German Renaissance-style hotel had lost a bit of its glimmer over the years. So when AKA acquired the storied property in 2008, it made the decision to undertake a top-to-bottom makeover. Agencie was the structural engineer for the two years of design and renovation. The hotel is transformed into a streamlined, contemporary look, with a luxurious penthouse, roof garden and additional guest rooms. These days the hotel is distinguished as much by its design as by its Times Square location and illustrious history.