Given the lengthy construction process at André Balazs' hyped Standard New York (scheduled to open sometime before the sun dies out), it's not surprising that the construction plywood surrounding the boutique hotel?which, oh yeah, is being built on top and under the High Line?is showing some wear and tear. Thanks to an open door and at least one gaping maw, a special Curbed tipster was able to snap some ground-floor shots of the future hotel/nightlife hub at the corner of West 13th and Washington Streets in MePa. Not as exciting as the view from The Chair, of course, but this is a revealing look at how the fabulous will enter the belly of the beast. As for a completion date, the Standard website still cheekily says "coming soonish." Oh, André.
· Standard New York [Official Site]
· Curbed's Standard New York coverage [Curbed]