Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 63

Thread: Knickerbocker Hotel - by Marvin & Davis, Bruce Price and Trowbridge & Livingston

  1. #16

    Default

    TO WHICH BUILDING ON PARK ARE REFERRING? THERE IS VERY LITTLE CRAP ON PARK.

    P.S.: I had to mimic your signature style font with bold and underline. It's funny.

  2. #17

  3. #18
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    It would be great if they were to restore the extension on 42nd St.:

    http://www.forgotten-ny.com/SUBWAYS/...ge/knickb.html


  4. #19
    The Dude Abides
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NYC - Financial District
    Posts
    4,418

    Default

    If it's gonna be a five-star hotel, they should have some kind of portico installed. At the very least, we'll get a glass overhang.

  5. #20
    Build the Tower Verre antinimby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    in Limbo
    Posts
    8,976

    Default

    It amazes me how they will fit 300 Five-Star, LUXURY (think spacious) rooms into this moderate-size building.

  6. #21
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan
    Posts
    2,636

    Default

    this is a nice project. Also with the possible buying of the Bush Tower site, they can ad more rooms in there as well.

  7. #22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6
    this is a nice project. Also with the possible buying of the Bush Tower site, they can ad more rooms in there as well.
    Good point. By the way, having a flea market with junk next to a 5 Star hotel makes no sense. Hopefully, the sheik will buy the flea market and add a tower that accompanies the hotel.

  8. #23
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan
    Posts
    2,636

    Default

    yes i agree that flea market in that area is a joke. Since American Properties is lost, they might as well sell

  9. #24

    Default

    I agree that the flea market site could be put to better use and would have no problem seeing it go. But it's kind of an interesting juxtaposition. I think it's interesting in a quirky sort of way, at least. One of the great pleasures of life in a city: seemingly incompatible things in close proximity.

    I'm glad this building isn't going to be another luxury condo conversion.

  10. #25

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer
    TO WHICH BUILDING ON PARK ARE REFERRING? THERE IS VERY LITTLE CRAP ON PARK.

    P.S.: I had to mimic your signature style font with bold and underline. It's funny.
    Well, very few buildings are, but this one happens to be one of them.

  11. #26

    Default

    Hi, Lecom.

    How are you?

    I have been so busy.

    280 Park is not nice, but I don't think that it's classic NY crap.

  12. #27
    The Dude Abides
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NYC - Financial District
    Posts
    4,418

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby
    It amazes me how they will fit 300 Five-Star, LUXURY (think spacious) rooms into this moderate-size building.
    It's not that much of a stretch. The building is 288,000 square feet. Assuming they use half of that space for things such as a lobby, fitness center, restaurant, and hallways, that still leaves 144,000/300 = 480 square feet per room, on average. Even among 5-star hotels, that's a good-size room.

  13. #28
    Build the Tower Verre antinimby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    in Limbo
    Posts
    8,976

    Default

    Thanks piano. I guess that at 300 million, it would've been harder to recoup and make a profit going the route of condo conversions. So hotel is the smartest route for them to take.

  14. #29

    Default

    Do you guys really think "the royal family of Dubai" is worried about making a profit with this project? The "profit" in a case like this, is often image and prestige. It might also be the start of a small deluxe chain of hotels.

    ------

    The same for the flagship boutiques on 5th and on Madison. Do you really think a company like... I don´t know... Missoni sells enough sweaters to make it´s rent? These companies need a presence... it´s advertising really. I doubt too that Apple cares if their 5th Avenue store makes money... the presence...the buzz.... the logo suspended above one of the world´s most prestigious cross-roads, adds to the company´s luster.... and that helps sell the products globally.

  15. #30

    Default

    It would be nice if there's a magnificent two story lobby in this building.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. W New York - Times Square Hotel
    By hyperfine in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: January 18th, 2005, 08:55 PM
  2. Skyline Hotel 10th Avenue - How is the area?
    By Annie Wood in forum Questions and Answers about New York City
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 31st, 2003, 04:56 PM
  3. HAMPTONS PRICE TAG BECOMES $75M JOKE
    By billyblancoNYC in forum New York Metro
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 21st, 2003, 08:50 AM
  4. Peninsula Hotel
    By ddny in forum New York Skyscrapers and Architecture
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: February 4th, 2003, 01:36 PM
  5. Pictures of luxurious W Hotel - Times Square
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 29th, 2001, 12:36 AM

Tags for this Thread

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