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Poon All Over Manhattan

We first noted architect Peter Poon about six months back when his homage to dryvit made its appearance just south of Times Square. This week, we were reminded of Poon again, with his troublesome new hotel going up on Watts Street. That's the blue metallic one above, hovering over Kool Bloo as it rises in Hudson Square. After visiting the Peter Poon Architects website, we just can't get Mr. Poon out of our minds.
What is at about a Poon design that grabs the eye? Is it the way they step away from the street? Or how they rise straight up, sans setbacks? If it weren't for architect Gene Kaufman we'd have to give Mr. Poon an award for all the hotels he's working on. We already mentioned his dryvit-filled Comfort Inn. Now, Poon has a big one going up on West 35th near Herald Square for the gang from Brack Capital Real Estate. There's also the one we told you about last month down in Chinatown. And another one set to rise near the South Street Seaport. Not to mention his Best Western way out on West 38th in Hudson Yards. Plus, a new Wyndham Garden planned for some mystery spot in midtown. It's just an endless stream of Poon.


Which one is the rendering and which is the real hotel on Watts?


Poon's project for Brack Capital going up east of Herald Square.


Poon's Comfort Inn on West 39th below Times Square.


Finally, a proposal from the Poon collection.

· Dryvit Abounds Over Eighth Avenue [Curbed]
· CurbedWire: No Love for Poon on Watts [Curbed]
· Projects: Commercial [Peter Poon Architects website]
· Downtown TowerWatch: Mr. Gehry, Meet Mr. McSam [Curbed]