First you've got Ground Zero, home to a small construction job or twelve. Behind that is the cursed Deutsche Bank building, awaiting demolition and a transition to Chase's slimmed-down headquarters. Behind that, on the cramped corner of Washington and Albany Streets, will be the Moinian Group-developed and Gwathmey Siegel-designed W Hotel & Residences. Yes, that area is going to be a total shitshow for who knows how long, but at least there's plenty of visible progress on the W, the Michael Shvo-repped condo-hotel with one hell of a sexy streak. If it turns out to be anything like its sales office, the FiDi's W will be quite the hot spot. Just try to ignore all that racket outside.
· W Hotel & Residences [123washingtonstreet.com]
· Michael Shvo, Running Out of Things to Sell, Wants More [Curbed]
· Shvo Picking Up Beaver's Sloppy Seconds? [Curbed]