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Thread: Eventi - 839 Sixth Avenue at West 29th Street - Hotel / Condo - by Perkins Eastman

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    Default Eventi - 839 Sixth Avenue at West 29th Street - Hotel / Condo - by Perkins Eastman

    Looks like demolition of the parking garage/construction is in full swing for this one.

    Looking east, out over the site:

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    Fitzpatrick plans new 250-room Midtown hotel

    by Lisa Fickenscher

    The Fitzpatrick US Hotel Group on Thursday announced plans to build a new Midtown hotel, a step that may help meet growing demand for rooms in Manhattan.

    The $500 million hotel and residential project at West 29th Street and Sixth Avenue is being developed by J.D. Carlisle Development Corp. The site is currently a parking lot.

    The 250-room hotel will be managed by the Ireland-based Fitzpatrick group, which owns and manages two other properties in Manhattan. It is expected to open in 2009 and will include a 7,000 square foot outdoor terrace with a swimming pool.

    With hotel occupancy rates rising to 90% in September, up from 87% a year ago, the project will help but not alleviate the need for more hotel rooms in the city.

    An investor group put together by Cathal McGinley, managing director of KMS Commercial, is raising the funds for the building and will handle the sale of residential units.

    Mr. McGinley said this joint venture represents the beginning of a five-year expansion plan of the Fitzpatrick hotel brand in the United States.

    “We are looking at opportunities in Washington, Boston and another location in New York,” he said.

    ©2005 Crain Communications Inc.

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    All those HVAC units in the neighboring buildings are toast after that demo ...

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    I hope that something nice is built here since 6th Ave. structures tend to have a Macklowe level of excitement (i.e., de minimis). Nevertheless, even a Macklowe tower would be better than the garage which was razed.

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    Here's the rendering:



    Perkins Eastman is designing 839 Sixth Avenue, a new 34-story, 300,000 sf mixed-use tower in Manhattan’s thriving Chelsea neighborhood. The 26-story residential tower is built on an eight-story retail and hotel base, which includes many of the building’s facilities. Though high-rise luxury condominiums are becoming the norm in the area, 839 Sixth Avenue is unusual in combining both hospitality and residential accommodations and amenities.

    The building’s design allows residents, hotel guests, and visitors to utilize all of its facilities.The landscaped plaza between 29th and 30th Streets is open to the public and leads to a lobby entrance of the base. The building has a first floor with two separate lobbies, one for residents and one for the hotel/retail area. Both the 1,800 sf restaurant and the 5,000 sf of retail space on the first floor are visible from street level due to the glass curtainwall exterior. The third through the eighth floors of the building are hotel accommodations, the ninth through thirteenth are for long-term stays, and the sixteenth through forty-fourth floors are high-end condominiums. Amenities include two 13,000 sf patios with pools, spas, and private landscaped terraces

    Taken from perkinseastman.com

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    Looks good!

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    I like this one a lot too!

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    So how many floors exactly will this tower have?

    Even in that Perkins Eastman project description above, at the beginning it says 34 stories and yet at the bottom, it says forty-fourth.

    To add to the confusion, the permits on the DOB site shows only 21 stories.

    Btw, I'm not too crazy about those blank walls on the lower portion. Not necessary for blank walls considering there won't ever be any building butting up on the side.

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    It's a complex composition. The only part of it that makes sense is the 26-story residential tower, which in the rendering actually has 26 floors. There's no way the base is only 8 floors. Maybe they made a typo and it's supposed to be 18 floors, the sum of which would then be 44. On City Planning's website, the building's permit is for 46 floors.

    I don't think the lower levels are entirely blank. They just couldn't be blank with all the hotel rooms inside. From the looks of the rendering, the 6th Avenue-facing side is glass-clad, and I assume the 7th Avenue-facing side is as well. The north and south-facing sides look to be clad in some kind of polished metal, maybe titanium or zinc.

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    Here's another image from Perkins' website, showing the plaza and lower levels of the base's backside.
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    I never saw that thread. Even with the search. LOL! OK Nothing to see here.
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    What an idiotic looking building. Most architects are really retarded.

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    Hotel and condo tower to rise at 839 Sixth Avenue


    14-MAY-07

    J. D. Carlisle Development Corporation is erecting a 44-story mixed-use tower at 839 Avenue of the Americas between 29th and 30th Streets.

    The project will have a 250-room hotel operated by the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group and 320 residential condominium apartments.

    Perkins Eastman is the architectural firm for the development.

    The hotel will occupy the first 8 floors and long-term-stay units will occupy floors 9 through 13. The residential condominiums will occupy floors 16 through 44.

    The project is seeking a special permit for an underground garage and the local community board recommended approval March 8, 2007 and the Borough President recommended approval April 5, 2007. It is also seeking permission for a plaza with an open air cafe and the community board issued a favorable recommendation February 8, 2007.

    A rendering of the building indicates that the hotel portion of the project will be clad in a bronze-colored glass and the condo section of the tower will be clad in a clear glass. The tower will be distinguished by two vertical "fins" in the middle of its north and south faces.

    The site was formerly occupied by a parking garage and two-story store buildings.

    Perkins Eastman's other recent projects include the Cielo tower on the southwest corner of 83rd Street at York Avenue, and the Centria at 14 West 48th Street, both for J. D. Carlisle, and the Jade at 16 West 19th Street.

    The project is expected to be completed in 2009.


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    Reading the description above, I sense the base of the building will be considerably darker than the rendering portrays.

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    I think the rendering looks great.

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