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High Line Construction Chronicles: Standard Anything But

Hotelier Andreé Balasz' Standard Hotel that's rising astride the High Line in the Meatpacking District will be anything but standard—even when compared to some of Manhattan's latest daring architectural excursions. It'd been a few months since Curbed stopped by to check it out, but come Andrew Fine, who reveals how the project is taking shape (above). Eventually, it will look like this:

Or at least, that's what we think it will look like; Balasz has never released final renderings of the building, but what's taking shape sure looks a lot like this rendering. Andrew Fine summed it up: "One word, wow!" And that just about sums it up for me, too. QC
· High Over the High Line: Balasz' Standard Hotel Takes Shape [A Fine Blog]
· Astride the High Line, Big Ups for Balazs [Curbed]
· High Line Construction Chronicles: New View of André [Curbed]