Gene Kaufman’s upcoming Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn at 215 Pearl Street is steadily getting closer to the finish line. The project is a 396-foot-tall and 39-story hotel in the heart of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. 320 suites are expected to be created inside the 165,655-square-foot reinforced concrete structure. Rooms will begin on the fifth floor, and terminate on the 37th floor. Nobutaka Ashihara Architects is the architect of record, while Lam Group is the developer of the project. The site is located at the intersection of Pearl Street and Platt Street.
Recent photos from YIMBY user rbrome show parts of the exterior now complete, while some parts also remain under construction.
A tall exterior framework of scaffolding and black netting still shrouds a major portion of the main eastern façade. Meanwhile, the cladding on the upper floors of the building is nearly finished, while floor-to-ceiling glass panels on the first few levels are also mostly installed. Red-colored brick runs up the northern side of the high-rise, and will also cover the portion behind the black netting.
215 Pearl Street will have a general grid of square windows on the main elevation that are scaled and spaced out from each other. This would be a relatively tall tower if placed in another neighborhood, but it will keep a low profile among the neighboring skyscrapers that make up the Financial District’s iconic skyline.
There will be a main lobby, offices, dining rooms, bicycle storage, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. The Courtyard will be made up of 200 rooms, while the Residence Inn will have 120 suites.
An official completion date has not been announced yet. The original timetable, which is still posted on the green construction fence, called for the hotel to be finished in the summer of 2017.