With 175 Greenwich Street nearing its opening day and 200 Greenwich Street hopefully expected to begin construction within the next few years, most of the World Trade Center’s rebuilding is nearing completion. But one major hole in Downtown’s fabric still remains, at the site of the former Deutsche Bank Building. Plans for a pot-bellied skyscraper had been proposed around the time of the tower’s demolition, but in the years since, the plot had seemingly been forgotten, and is currently covered in asphalt. Today, YIMBY has a major update on the site, thanks to zombified plans from Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group, which would yield a new residential and hotel supertall designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Permits were filed back in July of 2016 for a new hotel at 1548 Bedford Avenue, in Crown Height, Brooklyn. Though construction has not yet started, new renderings by ODA have revealed a daring, low-slung arched building adorned with a dark concrete façade. The hotel is located just two blocks away from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. The Botanic Garden subway station is one block further, serviced by the Shuttle trains.
Permits have been filed for a 26-story hotel and residential tower at 159 Broadway, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Rising above the Williamsburg Bridge’s final stretch in Brooklyn, the structure would be a highly visible addition to the neighborhood. The J, M, and Z trains all ride just past the site. Their first stop in Brooklyn, Marcy Avenue, is just four blocks away. Cornell Realty will be responsible for the development, after purchasing the site for $26.2 million.
Permits have been filed for a 38-story hotel at 113 West 24th Street, in Chelsea. The location is close to the 23rd Street stations for the 1 train, as well the PATH. Guests will find ready access to Madison Square Park, one block to the east, and Lam Generation will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a two-story hotel at 701 East 240th Street in Wakefield, The Bronx, a popular area for the typology in the borough. The site is a block away from the 241st Street Subway Station, the final stop for the 2 train. Chand White Plains LLC will be responsible for the development.