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    I know. I wonder who owns it now. I would like to see it redeveloped.

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    scumonkey
    October 14, 2014 at 6:37 pm
    VOMIT!


    Well said, SM!

    It'd be good if reporters stopped using the word "design" in this context. Kaufman can "mollify" somewhere else...not on this planet!


    New 35-Story DoubleTree Hotel by Gene Kaufman Coming to Midtown West

    October 10, 2014
    By Ondel Hylton


    Rendering of DoubleTree Hotel via Gene Kaufman (L); The project site at 350 West 40th Street (R)

    Fresh renderings have been posted for a new 35-story hotel currently undergoing excavation at 350 West 40th Street. Located just southwest of Times Square and directly across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the block-front between Eighth and Ninth Avenues has been the victim of a half-dozen mid-range hotels. With the large blank wall of the bus terminal on one side and an ungainly assortment of budget hotels, walk-ups, and parking lots on the other, the street may be a worthy contender for the “Ugliest Street in Midtown.”

    The project was first revealed by YIMBY last spring. Permits call for a 315-foot, 594-room DoubleTree Hotel designed by Gene Kaufman and developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotels.

    McSam–which already has several hotels up and running on the block including a Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, and Hampton Inn–has been one of the city’s most active and notorious developers in the last decade.


    Adjacent hotels on the 40th Street block

    Zoning documents for the project reveal the formulaic nature of hotel design in the city: 300-square-foot rooms placed alongside a double-loaded corridor. The economy of this configuration results in a shallower floor plate than a typical Manhattan lot allows and manifests itself as an often jarring setback from the city’s typically consistent street walls. Gene Kaufman attempts to mollify the offense here by proposing an 80-foot-tall wall of metal mesh in front on the building.

    What do you think of this design?

    http://www.6sqft.com/new-35-story-do...-midtown-west/

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    If you notice in the rendering, this is going to be slightly set back from the building to it's east (left) what you can't see is that building is also set back from the buildings to it's left - which are also set back...
    This will complete the transformation of the street wall here into another Kaufman induced, ragged mess!
    It's as if he's single handedly slamming this area with his own personal gas powered ugly stick

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    Kudos to Ondel and 6sqft.com.

    This is the first scathing media article written on this whole Kaufman streetwall killing epidemic appearing all over the city.

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    Now this idiot Kaufman is putting up a gate to act as a streetwall? Wow, the idiocy just keeps getting worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Now this idiot Kaufman is putting up a gate to act as a streetwall? Wow, the idiocy just keeps getting worse.
    This was previously referred to by Lofter as "Gene's Screen"

    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post441497

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    There really should be a law....


    Revealed: 20 West 40th Street, 32-Story Mixed-Use Tower on Bryant Park


    By Stephen Smith



    http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/10/reve...yant-park.html

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    Renderings Revealed of Helpern Architects’ Times Square Hotel for ‘Fashion-Alert Urban Millennials’

    By Ondel Hylton
    July 17, 2015

    www.6sqft.com/renderings-revealed-of-helpern-architects-times-square-hotel-for-fashion-alert-urban-millennials

    Here’s our first look at a four-star, 290-room hotel set to rise just south of Times Square at 252 West 40th Street. Developed by OTO Development, the 20-story, 147,000-square-foot hotel will be the South Carolina-based company’s third venture in the city.










    More info and images in the post here.

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    First Look at 22-Story Expansion of Downtown Brooklyn’s Hampton Inn Hotel

    By Ondel Hylton
    August 6th, 2015
    www.6sqft.com/first-look-at-22-story-expansion-of-downtown-brooklyns-hampton-inn-hotel

    We all know Brooklyn’s residential market is scorching hot, but its hotel market is booming as well. Two hotels recently opened at the borough’s Manhattan Bridge entryway, the 174-room Dazzler Brooklyn Hotel and the 116-room Hampton Inn. The latter has just begun construction on a 145-room expansion on an adjacent lot at 156 Tillary Street, and we’ve uncovered the first look at what the 22-story Stonehill & Taylor Architects-designed tower will look like (an encore to the striped-brick banality that rose in the first phase).






    More info and images in the post here.

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    Park Lane Hotel is likely to be demolished for One Park lane, a residential supertall


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