We haven't heard anything about 301 West 46th Street?a property currently occupied by a 19th-century building, a parking lot, and vacant land?since Glenwood Management picked it up back in 2010, but Jeremiah Moss reports that changes are afoot. Scaffolding has risen around the empty building, and DOB filings confirm the structure is not long for this world. Demolition permits were issued at the end of February.
But we won't be seeing the 38-story condo-hotel tower that was previously planned for the site. DOB documents show that the building has been chopped to 29 stories and it lost the 35 condo units, as well as more than half of the 375 hotel rooms. New filings show there will be just 146 rooms, and floors three through five will be occupied by an atrium. The ground floor and cellar level will have retail. The architecture firm listed is still Berg+Flynn, so we'll likely be seeing a shorter version of the tower depicted in the rendering above.
· 301 West 46th Street [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]
· 301 West 46th Street [Berg+Flynn Architecture]
· Lender Wants to Foreclose on West Side Hotel-Condo [Curbed]