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    Bigger shot of Patti in Private from JamesWagner.com ...

    the Chelsea Hotel: now living with ghosts?


    Patti Smith performing for the one percent at the Chelsea last night

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    Ouch!

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    Uh-oh, alert!


    Bistricer to Buy Bossert Hotel, Kaufman to Renovate

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    Well, that didn’t take long! As we reported last week, Brooklyn Heights’ Bossert Hotel, one of the most landmark-y landmarks in all of the borough, is likely to be returned to its original use as a hotel, and now there are city filings to prove that: According to Department of Buildings records, developer and high-profile landlord David Bistricer has plans to turn the structure into a 302-unit “HOTELS, DORMITORIES,” in DOB-speak. Meanwhile, according to the filings, the architect of record on the job is Gene Kaufman, who has been in the news lately for his plans to renovate the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, a landmark in its own right. Bistricer had this to say to us about the plans for the Bossert: “The facade is not going to be touched because it’s in impeccable condition. The present owners kept it in very good shape. The plans have not been finalized for the interior of the building but we are going to upgrade the plumbing and electrical.” Well, now we know who some of the players are for a building that qualifies as a national treasure, since it is public record. What is not yet public record is how much the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ are in contract to sell the structure for, though some real estate insiders we have spoken to opine that it could be close to the $90 million price that the property almost sold for back in 2008.

    Brooklyn Heights’ The Bossert Will Be a Hotel Again [Brownstoner]
    The Bossert Hotel’s Past, Present and Possible Future [Brownstoner]
    The Bossert Finds a Buyer [Brownstoner]
    Watchtower Divestment Continues: The Bossert on the Block [Brownstoner]

    http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2012...n-to-renovate/

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    At least it's landmarked (maybe?).

    Of course knowing Gene Kaufman the doofus, he'll just butcher the interior.

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    "Dis is gonna be class...pure class." :S

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    Tom: What's he doin?
    Droz: He's finishing his senior thesis. Pigman is trying to prove the Caine-Hackman theory. No matter what time it is, 24 hours a day, you can find a Michael Caine or Gene Hackman movie playing on TV.
    Tom: That's his thesis?
    Droz: Yes! That's the beauty of college these days, Tommy! You can major in Game Boy if you know how to bullshit.

    -PCU (1994)

    Maybe the Gene Kaufman theory will prove itself in a few years. Anywhere you go in New York, you can find a block that Gene Kaufman butchered.

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    Wow. Beautiful inside and out. It looks like it needs to be preserved and not renovated.

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    ...and certainly not by some hack like Gene Kaufman!

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    Please keep the Kaufmanator away from that beautiful lobby!!

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    RIP beautiful lobby. I'd imagine there would be a stucco clad rooftop addition or something.

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    My take on this is that you have to be concerned about the developer, David Bistricer, not the architect.

    If the plans are to return the building to a hotel, why would he want to destroy the lobby. It markets the hotel.

    He stated above that the plans call for upgrading electrical and plumbing. It's understandable that the guest rooms are going to have to be modernized, and the cheapest way is to redo them completely. For that type of work, why hire a talented and expensive architect.

    If the windows are replaced, the design will have to be appropriate to the building's architectural character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    My take on this is that you have to be concerned about the developer, David Bistricer, not the architect.

    If the plans are to return the building to a hotel, why would he want to destroy the lobby. It markets the hotel.

    He stated above that the plans call for upgrading electrical and plumbing. It's understandable that the guest rooms are going to have to be modernized, and the cheapest way is to redo them completely. For that type of work, why hire a talented and expensive architect.

    If the windows are replaced, the design will have to be appropriate to the building's architectural character.
    I think that we all hope that you are correct, but seeing Kaufman's other garbage we can't help but be concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post

    If the windows are replaced, the design will have to be appropriate to the building's architectural character.
    The windows would have to be multipane, no getting around that.

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    The World's Tallest Holiday Inn is Coming to Lower Manhattan

    Nobody does bigger and better like Manhattan, not even when it comes to Holiday Inns. The value brand is coming to Lower Manhattan in a major way.
    Hotel architect about town, Gene Kaufman (who has built several projects for other large hotel brands in town) is working on a 50-story, 400-room full-service hotel at 99 Washington Street, just three blocks from the World Trade Center, that when completed will be the world's tallest Holiday Inn.
    Here's a description of the building:

    The exterior of this Holiday Inn will have a low-rise, contextual base, blending with the surrounding streetscape, topped with a dramatic tower featuring graduated setbacks and offering exceptional views of the city, the Hudson River and the Statue of the Liberty. The metal-paneled fašade (designed by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects, GSKA) will attract and reflect light, brightening the street-level pedestrian landscape.
    Ooo, does this mean we will all be clamoring to book the "penthouse" at the Holiday Inn just for the views?
    Elsewhere inside the hotel we can expect the typical Holiday Inn goodies like free in-room internet but also a guest lounge (fingers crossed it's one of their new social HUBs and a full-service restaurant and bar. The hotel won't open until October 2012 so in the meantime you will have to make do at the Holiday Inn Express on Wall Street.



    Last edited by LightningEagle; May 21st, 2012 at 02:38 PM.

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