NEW YORK | 159 Broadway - Williamsburg Hotel | 277 FT | 26 FLOORS

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Mixed feelings about this one… Something more contextual (scale/massing) would’ve definitely worked better in this precise location. Something similar to 209 Havemeyer ST to say the least. Anyway, let’s hope for great quality materials.

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I mean, with this neighbor next to it…

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COULD CHAD OPPENHEIM’S SLAB HOTEL RISE ABOVE THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE?

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
NICOLE ANDERSON.

(COURTESY OPPENHEIM)

After a two-year lull since we broke the story about a potential 440-foot-tall boutique hotel adjacent the Williamsburg Bridge, it looks like developer Juan Figueroa is moving forward with his plans to build a 250-room hotel next to his under-renovation Williamsburgh Savings Bank. The Real Deal reported that the boutique hotel could check in guests as soon as 2015.

CHAD OPPENHEIM’S DESIGN FOR WILLIAMSBURGHOTEL. (COURTESY OPPENHEIM)

AN previously reported that Miami-based Oppenheim Achitecture + Design had won an international design competition in 2011, but since the initial announcement, little has been revealed about the design plans. Oppenheim’s 440-foot-tall tower, made up of three slabs, originally seemed like a radical departure from the generic high rises that have spread across Williamsburg. But now with SHoP Architects’ proposed designs for the Domino Sugar Site in the mix, it looks like the north Brooklyn skyline might be injected with a little imagination after being populated with its fair share of prosaic development.

Plans for the hotel are in the early stages and an updated design has not been released, nor has Figueroa confirmed the Oppenheim design will be used, but the hotel will reportedly top out at 40 stories, which would fit with the previously reported height of Oppenheim’s design.

Figueroa is also in the process of turning the neo-classical Williamsburgh Saving Bank into an event space and gallery, and anticipates that the renovation will be complete by this fall.

WILLIAMSBURGH SAVINGS BANK. (TOM STOELKER / AN)

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@chris08876 please merge

http://forum.newyorkyimby.com/t/new-york-175-broadway-williamsburg-hotel-440-ft-40-floors/278

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Done.

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seems u/c
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Moved to u/c.

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This is sad.

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I agree. Only Ok design covering up neat building-side art and will obstruct some views of the more compelling bank/event space

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maybe if we’re luck they’ll shift strategies from building a hotel to something else with a better design.

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the bankruptcy filing covers this site

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Well this explains it.

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Bidding for the under-construction project at 159 Broadway starts at $28 million. Plans filed for the site outline a 26-story tower comprising apartments plus a 235-room hotel.

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Homeless shelter with pool?