NEW YORK | 260 West 40th St | 230 FT | 20 FLOORS

Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Hudson District - Clinton & Garment Districts:

Permits Filed: 20-Story Hotel Tower at 252 West 40th Street

BY: STEPHEN SMITH ON SEPTEMBER 25TH 2014 AT 1:15 PM


252 West 40th Street pre-demo, via Google Maps

A new building application was filed today for a 20-story tower at 252 West 40th Street, which would reach 230 feet into the sky, between Seventh and Eighth avenues in the Garment District. The owner is listed as Palmetto Hospitality of Manhattan/OTO Development, based in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

While the building is listed as residential, we’re sure that’s an error (we’ve seen a lot of these during the Great Permit Filing Frenzy of Late 2014) and the project will in fact be a hotel. The permit indicates 290 dwelling units spread over 120,000 square feet of floorspace, and the structure will stand 230 feet tall.

Helpern is listed as the architect of record, and this isn’t the only project they’re doing or have done with OTO. They also designed a Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites on West 33rd Street, and another at 220 West 41st Street — now under construction — which YIMBY revealed in the spring. Years ago, they were also the architect of the SoHo Grand and a W Hotel.

The site is just across 40th Street from the New York Times Building, and represents the eastward creep of the heavily hoteled West 40th Street corridor (just two days ago, we covered the permit filing for a 13-story building across Eighth Avenue). Because the lot is fairly large for one of these limited service hotels – 122 feet wide, rather than a skinny 25-footer – the architect should have a bit more leeway in designing an attractive structure.

This one is under construction. Taken yesterday

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This is rising to the 10th floor.

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This is probably close to being topped out now.

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That was a nice looking garage

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More glass

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Great update, nyc, but that glass is heinous!

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That’s downright hideous.

I hate that type of glass too, but it isnt as bad as 310 across 8th ave.

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Looks like post-Soviet kitsch straight out of Tyumen.

earlier today

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This is complete.

The best thing about this one is the cool citroen truck parked out front of the Boqueria restaurant.

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