There's excitement buzzing around the rising 440 West 42nd Street in Hell's Kitchen, with its 60 floors of hotel pods and Gehry-designed outlets of dramaturgy. There's less excitement next door, where a neighbor writes: "I live next to the Related development going up on West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Ave. I spoke to some construction workers at the diner who mentioned they are going at a rate of 5 floors every two weeks. Sadly my view will be gone soon!" Looks like the Atelier, Silver Towers and a host of others are already obscuring that river view, so it's not the biggest loss. Plus, based on the second photo below, there are plenty of new friends to chat with!
· 440 West 42nd Street coverage [Curbed]