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    And a great shot of the back of the Howard Johnson on 8th Ave showing the final bit of the old orange exterior paneling (lower right -- the rest have been replaced by the banal silverish-aluminumish-greyish panels).

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    Sadly though, the brown brick, dirty old windows and drab concrete remain on the HoJo. The silver panels really look retarded with brown brick.

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    Seems like this project is going REALLY slow. They are still digging the giant hole in the ground. Once the foundation is complete, does a building typically majorly pick up the pace?

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    I still am depressed that the shi..tty hotel will remain in front of this building on the 8th Avenue side. The "renovations" to that crap hotel appear to be finished, and it looks like absolute shi...t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    And a great shot of the back of the Howard Johnson on 8th Ave...
    The Howard Johnson is gone. The building has been cleaned up a bit and is now a Hilton Hampton Inn.

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    I think that the Hojo/Hampston Inn looks every bit as crappy as before -- perhaps even moreso because the silver bits that the put on isolated parts of the facade really clash with the brown brick.
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    building should have been demolished, i hear from some people working on the Plaza Hotel that Elad is a pain in the ass development firm that really dont know the local market that well, but thats another story for another thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    The Howard Johnson is gone. The building has been cleaned up a bit and is now a Hilton Hampton Inn.
    It will always be a HoJo to me...

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    Yeah it really sucks that Hojo didnt come down. I do know they had to transfer (combine?) the air rights to be allowed to build 42-43 floors in the protected Clinton development district. I guess the hojo site can never build higher than it is now, should they choose to one day remove it. I like the look of the building and its too bad it will be hidden back there. I was just wondering why they are going to damn slow. Are their resourced focused elsewhere? Tishman certainly has enough crains

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    ^ The concrete workers strike in August slowed down all the building projects.

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    The crain arrives October 8th and it will start to rise.

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    These lower floor units on the east side of "The Link" will have a great view into the former HoJos ...
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    The crane is up on this site. The entire foundation is complete. Rebar is ready for the floors to start rising.

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