YIMBY reader Dave sent in the latest elevated update on progress at New York’s first CitizenM Hotel, where both the interior and exterior are nearly complete – though there are still no signs of the enormous boxy ‘I <3 CM’ billboard atop the tower’s roof, which was present in renderings. Still, the neon ‘CitizenM’ signage on the building’s facade is now alight, and the structure has started to glow both inside and out.
Once open, the CitizenM will offer a total of 230 rooms. A second outpost for the affordable-luxury chain will soon open on the Lower East Side, as well. While aesthetic expectations for the brand’s Times Square outpost were low, the final product is not terrible, and – at the very least – the sides are covered in laminate, which distinguishes the befitting neon.
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