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Hard Rock Hotel Readies for Construction at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square

The construction crane has been assembled at the site of the future Hard Rock Hotel at 159 West 48th Street, signaling that work is set to commence on the Times Square development. Located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, the 225,000-square-foot, 445-room hotel is being designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Extell in partnership with Hard Rock International. The plot measures 13,000 square feet and has yet to see the superstructure rise above street level.

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Margaritaville Resort Quickly Sprouts Above Street Level, in Times Square

The upcoming 29-story Margaritaville Resort at 560 Seventh Avenue is rising above Times Square and has already reached its main setback. YIMBY last checked in on the project back in early May, when it had just begun to ascend above street level. Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties is developing the site along with MHP Real Estate Services, and Stonehill & Taylor Architects is the designer. There will be a three-story restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool with plentiful seating and beach-themed motifs, and a rooftop bar called the LandShark Bar & Grill. The projected price for the resort hotel is expected to be around $300 million.

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21 Park Place in Tribeca, Manhattan

Permits Filed for 21 Park Place in Tribeca, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 14-story hotel at 21 Park Place in Tribeca, Manhattan. Located between Broadway and Church Street, the lot is steps away from the Park Place subway station, serviced by the 2 and 3 trains. Also nearby are the A and C trains at Chambers Street station and the R and W trains at City Hall. Tom Grainger is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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