Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 97

Thread: 99 Washington - Holiday Inn - Award Winning* Architect Gene Kaufman [the Great]

  1. #1
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default 99 Washington - Holiday Inn - Award Winning* Architect Gene Kaufman [the Great]

    Now with but one F and one N. I decided it was time for a separate thread so I don't have to go hunting for the overarching thread for this guy (and so all the photos stay in one place). Anyway, on with the show!

    From the master's website:
    This 40-story tower rises from a dense, narrow street to take its place among the tall buildings of Lower Manhattan. The 400 key limited service hotel building includes ground floor retail uses. The eight-story street wall permits larger floor plates and suite configurations.
    Rendering:


    And to kick us off, we're back to pile driving this morning:






    My bet is 18 months on this one. It's tall enough (certainly for the block/lot size), but hotels don't make money under construction. That's for sure.

    *Award here: http://www.aia.org/practicing/groups/kc/AIAS075331

  2. #2
    Build the Tower Verre antinimby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    in Limbo
    Posts
    8,976

    Default

    *cringe*

  3. #3
    Forum Veteran Tectonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,673

    Default

    Why? 50 West Street Please?

  4. #4
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default

    They pulled new permits recently (past 3 4 months), but I walk by 50 West weekly, and there's been no movement over there. Speaking of freezes, 99 Church got rewrapped recently.

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    They pulled new permits recently (past 3 4 months), but I walk by 50 West weekly, and there's been no movement over there.
    I thread-my-way through those narrow streets often: some are barely wide enough for a cement mixer. This will be an interesting project to follow because the 'site & staging logistics' will be quite difficult given the limited amount of 'curbsite' space - not to mention the 'tiny' footprint. I am glad you started this thread, regardless of what one thinks of Kaufman's design talents, this will still be a great project to watch.

    Thanks for all the great 'site-spotting' Roldan - I am growing a bit weary of the Amanda Knox Thread. )LOL))))))

    Cheers

    Ch

  6. #6
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default

    I've thought about it, and I suspect the sidewalk on the east side of Washington will end up closed like then 123 Washington was built. Everything will be staged with a southward flow to it. This makes it easy for exiting trucks right on to west st then up to the holland tunnel.

  7. #7

  8. #8

    Default

    This one seems to be the least objectionable of all the pap on his webpage.

  9. #9
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    Kaufman kills Moran's ...

    Moran's Bar Closes After 25 Years Downtown

    It's last call for Moran's Bar on Washington Street Friday night.


    DNA Info
    July 8, 2011

    FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Moran's bar and restaurant will serve its last beer Friday night, ending a 25-year run on Washington Street just two blocks south of the World Trade Center.

    Owners Brian and Abby Lydon were forced to close the bar after years of falling revenues, Abby Lydon said.

    "It was a difficult choice," Lydon said as she surveyed the mostly empty dining room Thursday afternoon. "We love our customers."

    The Irish bar's business never fully rebounded after 9/11, and the 2008 recession made things worse, she said. The final straw was the start of construction on a new high-rise hotel next-door, which inundated the wood-paneled dining room with noise ...

  10. #10

    Default

    That leaves O'Hara's. A popular pit-stop for the Fargo People. Good place to chat up visitors.

  11. #11

    Default

    Had many a good time there when I worked at the Exchanges...sad.

  12. #12
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default

    I've always walked by the place, and it's always looked very sleepy. I don't buy the noise being the final straw, though, since the construction has been wrapping up by about 6pm every night, and as a bar, I imagine most of their business was much later at night. I suspect it was more a financial decision.

  13. #13

    Default

    It's always been open in the evening, but the main business is lunch and late afternoon. A place for after work drinks, but I don't think it was ever a nighttime hangout.

  14. #14
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default

    Still driving...


  15. #15
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    Curse that landfill, so damned messy!

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software