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    Default Parsons School of Design to be replaced with a new hotel tower

    Cantilevering Hotel to Replace Parsons School of Design

    Thursday, May 1, 2014, by Jeremiah Budin



    A partnership of Soho Properties, MPH Real Estate Services, and Hampshire Hotels Management LLC purchased Parsons The New School for Design at 560 Seventh Avenue last October for over $93 million, and have plans to raze the building that currently stands at the site and replace it with just what Times Square needed: another hotel. Unlike all those other Times Square hotels, however, this one will feature a fairly ambitious design from architecture firm SOMA. Separated into four distinct structural cubes, or "volumes," the building will feature a 20,000-square-foot, three-story retail space at the bottom, hotel suites (shrouded in a metal screen facade) in the lower middle, the hotel amenities (sky lobby, restaurant, pool, lounge area) in the upper middle, and more superfancy hotel suites at the top. There will also be a common area on the roof and three planted terraces. This will be Hampshire's third Dream Hotel in Manhattan.

    MHP and Soho Properties In Contract to Acquire 560 Seventh Ave. for $61.5 M [Commercial Observer]
    Cantilever coverage [Curbed]

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    Nightmare on 7th Ave.

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    The current Parsons building is awful. I'm thrilled it will be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    The current Parsons building is awful. I'm thrilled it will be gone.
    I agree, but this tower looks lame.

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    Good.

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    I wonder where Parsons will move to?

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    Also glad to see the Parsons building go. Who would design such as a lifeless building for such an exuberant location?
    Now, if only we can bulldoze the FIT.

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    I agree, BPC. FIT is an eyesore.

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    FIT isn't going anywhere. Although I'm not sure what happened to their plans for this ...

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2009/0...n_revealed.php

    That expansion doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere in the FIT 20/20 Strategic Plan ...

    https://sites.fitnyc.edu/depts/Exter...index.html#p=1

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    I know it's not going anywhere, but I hate it.

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    More like this......http://rew-online.com/2015/12/09/soh...-retail-space/

    I cant wait to get started on this project for 2016

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