Late last week, the design of a skinny new hotel rising on the site of the former Gotham Book Mart at 16 East 46th Street was revealed. It was, to say the least, a bit jarring for a summer Friday afternoon, when we're already three bottles of rosé and one power-nap deep. But luckily for those who were already caught in Jitney traffic, a new crop of renderings of the to-be-named Midtown boutique hotel designed by C3D has surfaced. Have a look: We've got Benjamin Button playing on the inside and balconies galore drawing eyeballs on the outside. What's the consensus? Yeah yeah, we know what people always say: The books were better.
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