A White Castle that has now been demolished will not be the worst thing to have ever occupied 525 Eighth Avenue, which YIMBY reported on back in October of 2016, when permits were filed for a 24-story hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architects. Revised plans approved in August show a slight increase in the height, to 26 floors, and today, we have the reveal for what the project will look like.
West 28th Street has been one of the hottest streets in Chelsea’s ongoing development boom for several years. With several buildings by Gene Kaufman already completed along the stretch, the former Flower District is about to see yet another new hotel open, this time, at 105 West 28th Street. The latest photos by JC_Heights show the tower has now passed the halfway point to its 35-story and 410-foot pinnacle.
A desolate lot in The Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood is about to sprout a seven story mixed-use structure. Applications filed with the DOB show the new building will have 30,796 square feet of total construction area, within which, there will be 7,493 square feet of space for a community facility in the form of an ambulatory diagnostic center on floors two and three. There will also be 18,136 square feet of commercial space, to be divided between 73 hotel rooms, which will average under 250 square feet apiece. Michael Kang Architect, PC, is designing, and Manny Chadha of Vertu Hospitality LLC is the developer.
Most of the hotels coming to Chelsea are on the larger side of things, but today, YIMBY has the reveal for a smaller project that is in the works for 20 West 15th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues on the southern edge of the neighborhood. YIMBY first reported on the site when applications were filed back in August of 2014, when we asked when the hotel madness overtaking the area would stop (three years later, it rages unchecked).
Chelsea’s hotel boom has been gobbling up whatever under-built properties remain in the neighborhood, and now that is happening at 140 West 24th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, where new building applications were filed yesterday. Sam Chang is developing a new 45-story and 416-foot-tall tower on the property, which is naturally going to be designed by neighborhood go-to, Gene Kaufman.