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Construction Watch: Times Square Hotel's Glass & Granite

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Photos by Will Femia.

It took us a while to get to these photos, so by now the glass has probably crawled up a little higher on the 34-story InterContinental New York Times Square. But we'll share anyway, if only to introduce you to the base of the Genseler-designed building, slated for a 2010 completion. As previously planned, the Eighth Avenue facade is white glass, while the long 44th Street base is lined with "warm-toned granite"?not the first time the location has left passersby hot and bothered, this being the former site of the pornalicious Playpen. Speaking of big shafts...

· InterContinental New York Times Square coverage [Curbed]

8th avenue and west 44th street, new york, ny