The new signage rules from the Department of Buildings make it a whole lot easier to see renderings for projects that would rather fly under the radarlike the 28-story tower coming to the long-stalled site at 101 West 28th Street on the corner of Sixth Avenue. The lot, once destined to hold a cantilevered condo building, sat in stalled-site purgatory for so long that the DOB order its foundation to be filled in back in 2008, but in January of this year, new building permits were filed for a hotel/condo tower designed by architect Nobutaka Ashihara. A tipster spotted a rendering on the construction fencing, and it looks like this corner will be treated to a very vertical blue and white striped tower.
It will stand 296-feet tall and hold 152 units. Department of Buildings permits show the first floor will hold retail and the hotel lobby, with the hotel guest rooms on floors three through 22. The top five floors will each have four condos, and the rooftop will have a terrace and fitness center. Expected completion date is summer 2015.
· 28-Story Hotel/Apartment Combo To Rise on Stalled Remy Site [Curbed]
· Nobutaka Ashihara [official]