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Before the Bamboo, Checking in on Gene Kaufman's Hyatt

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Remember Gene Kaufman's Union Square Hyatt? Last we heard, Kaufman had made some changes to the place, adding a hydroponic bamboo garden to brighten things up. Now EV Grieve notes that the scaffolding and construction netting are down, giving us our first glimpse of the 175-room hotel, which is supposed to open in fall 2012. Once the bamboo comes in, will the neighbors like this better than past Kaufman productions?
· Behold the Hyatt Union Square, in progress [EVG]
· 132 Fourth Avenue coverage [Curbed]

Hyatt Union Square

132 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003