The rising 54-story hotel/condo at 835 Sixth Avenue that was to be but one in a trio of new towers in the area around West 30th Street?but for now is the only one showing visible signs of life?is putting on its face. As previously reported, the Perkins Eastman-designed tower will boast 292 guest rooms managed by Kimpton Hotels and 302 condos, an ambitious achievement for these troubled times. We had a tough time matching the building up with its renderings?kind of has a 25 Bond thing going on right now, no??but the bank of south-facing windows a couple floors up (part of the multi-level restaurant/bar space from China Grill Management, perhaps) helped us identify the body. Will the other Sixth Ave. skyscrapers join the party? Hopefully, because that construction pit next door doesn't look like the friendliest neighbor.
· 835 Sixth Avenue coverage [Curbed]