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May 3rd, 2014, 09:50 AM

Jetsons-Like Design Planned for Hotel at 55 Wythe Avenue in North Williamsburg
by Cate (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/author/cate/)
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The Level Hotel being developed by Zelig Weiss at 55 Wythe Avenue in North Williamsburg will look like a Jetsons style tower above a narrow base with a well lit half block of shops below. The rendering appeared on a website (http://properties.theshoppingcentergroup.com/properties/55wytheavenue/#photos) of the Shopping Center Group, whose SCG-Retail is leasing out the commercial space in the as-yet-unbuilt complex.
New building permits were approved (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=2&passjobnumber=320593407&passdocnumber=01)earlier this month. The applicant of record is engineer firm Salamon Engineering PLLC; if there is a separate architecture firm responsible for the design and rendering, its identity is a mystery. The rendering looks familiar to us; we’re wondering if it could have surfaced before but without an address. A big thanks to commenter FtGreeneCorey for pointing us to the rendering and the website.
The complex will include a 183-room luxury hotel and the whole thing, including retail and office space, will be 320,000 square feet, as previously reported (http://www.brownstoner.com/?s=55+wythe+avenue&submit=Search). The site is located between North 12th and North 13th streets. SCG-Retail is leasing 40,000 square feet of retail, including 20,000 square feet on the ground floor with ceilings 18 to 23 feet high. There will also be a 20,000 square foot rooftop farm that will be open to the public. The whole shebang is supposed to be completed this year, according to the retail listing flyer (http://properties.theshoppingcentergroup.com/property/output/document/view/id:1926/). We suspect that timetable has changed.
Click through to the jump to see more renderings and a map of notable retail in the area touted in the flyer. What do you think of the project?


May 3rd, 2014, 10:55 AM
What an eyesore.

April 6th, 2015, 07:01 PM
This will now be called The William Vale Hotel.

Source: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/04/06/williamsburgs_funky_hotel_rises_acquires_dubious_n ew_name.php


April 25th, 2015, 01:35 PM
Brownstoner update


April 25th, 2015, 02:46 PM
WOW. It's one thing to have funky renderings, it's another to see it being rendered in reality. That's wild. I don't know if I love it, but it's still wild. This shot must be from the roof of the Berry perhaps? I like that building. It's interesting to see just how much further west development up here has to push, since the neighborhood is pretty much built out east of here.

April 29th, 2015, 09:26 AM
From Sunday




July 14th, 2015, 02:33 PM
Update on the Tectonic Photo Journal: http://tectonicphoto.com/blog/2015/7/14/the-william-vale-hotel