The Continental Season 1 True Story: Where is the 'real-life' US hotel shown in John Wick's spinoff?
Although The Continental: From the World of John Wick is a fictional story, the infamous hotel shown in the movie and series is a real one.-
After the massive success of Keanu Reeves starrer John Wick's movies, a major spinoff named The Continental: From the World of John Wick was released on Amazon Prime Video on September 22, 2023. The Continental: From the World of John Wick is a spinoff revolving around the character Winston Scott and how he went on to become one of the most powerful characters in the crime-thriller universe. While John Wick was released in theaters worldwide in the form of movie, The Continental: From the World of John Wick was released as a Web Series on Amazon Prime Video with one episode releasing every week until the end of its first season 1. Although The Continental: From the World of John Wick is a fictional story, the infamous hotel shown in the movie and series is a real one. Yes! you heard it right. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched the newly released series and have multiple questions related to The Continental true story or The Continental: From the World of John Wick True Story or 'real-life' The Continental hotel of the United States where the film and series have been shot. Below is everything you need to know-
Is The Continental: From the World of John Wick?
The answer is no. The Continental: From the World of John Wick is a fictional crime thriller, but the infamous hotel used by killers and assigns in the Prime Video series is actually a real one. Originally known as The Continental, the John Wick Hotel is located at 82 Beaver St, New York, NY 10005, United States. On digging more, True Scoop News found out that the real name of the building is 1 Wall Street Court.
It is a residential building in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The 15-story building was designed by Clinton and Russell in the Renaissance Revival style, was completed in 1904 at the intersection of Wall, Pearl, and Beaver Streets. Talking about its architecture, the building is shaped similarly to a flatiron because of its position at an acute angle formed by the junction of Pearl and Beaver Streets. The base is faced with stone, the shaft contains alternating bands of buff and tan brick, and the capital contains multicolored terracotta ornamentation depicting geometric shapes. There are carved beavers over the main entrance facing Pearl and Beaver Streets, signifying the building's original name. The superstructure is of steel frame construction.
1 Wall Street Court in the Financial District of Manhattan. View from the Highwater Rooftop Bar. pic.twitter.com/JfzLSE03iR— Noel Y. Calingasan • NYC (@nyclovesnyc) May 3, 2023
Edificio Beaver— Alfredo De Mataderos (@alfred0Dmatade2) October 1, 2023
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The Beaver Building was constructed between 1903 and 1904 as a speculative development. The building served as the headquarters of the Munson Steamship Line from 1904 until 1921, and the company owned 1 Wall Street Court from 1919 to 1937. The building was foreclosed upon in 1937, and ownership subsequently passed to several other entities, including the Bowery Savings Bank.
The Continental on Amazon Prime Video
The Continental: From the World of John Wick Episode 1 showcased how Frankie Scott, elder brother of Winston robs Kormac and steals 'The Piece' (Ancient Coin Press of the High Table world) from the infamous hotel. As a result, Kormac starts to hunt Frankie whom he trained himself in his childhood. Kormac's men then kidnap Winston who was in London living a rich but illegal life. Kormac asks Winston to find Frankie, which is refutes. However, Kormac asks his men to keep Winston on track as he may lead them to Frankie. Without revealing the spoilers for those who haven't watched the first two episodes, Winston decide to kill Kormac inside The Continental. And for this, Winston starts to gather a team, however, he needs one mole that will lead them inside the hotel amid the high security of The Continental.