When we first glimpsed the plans for the Cooper Square Hotel, now rising on Bowery at East 5th, a collective HOLY SHIT pervaded the Curbed office. Now, as the tower rises just south of Astor Place, we're not quite as horrified. The Studio Carlos Zapata-designed building isn't as broad-ribbed as one might have expected, for instance. Though we're sure the neighbors are still thrilled. And the Sculpture for Living is looking a little jealous.
· Cooper Square Hotel Fully Revealed [Curbed]