A new rendering of the planned 264-room Four Points by Sheraton at 6 Platt Street may be a brilliant new concept in increasing the hotel's pay-per-view revenue by placing guests in windowless rooms with nothing else to look at but the TV. Our first impression of the rendering was that we were looking at an inversion of SOM's Toren in Brooklyn, with the ratio of dimpled aluminum accent panels per window turned upside down. We know that the privacy of hotel guests is probably a concern along the narrow canyons of the Financial District, but we hope that the solution devised by Nobutaka Ashihara and the Lam Group wasn't to make 80% of the building's 27-story facade opaque.
· Hotels Under Development [TheLamGroup]
· Four Points Sheraton FiDi [CurbedNY]