It's been a little more than a year since the renderings were first revealed for the hotel, office, and retail complex rising at 55 Wythe Avenue, and the zany, chevron-clad, rooftop garden-equipped project is well on its way to reality. When the 21-story project was first revealed, it was one of those that made you go, "No, that can't really be what's happening," but oh, it is. Field Condition recently toured the project for Brownstoner, and construction is up to the top floor of the office space, revealing the full zig-zagging structure that surrounds part of the tower.
Called the William Vale (who supposedly was a real person), the complex will hold a 20,000-square-foot retail base along Wythe Avenue, which will be topped by a green space with a public open space, pool, and restaurant. There will be a pathway mid-block leading to the hotel entrance, so the tower kind of bridges two separate base buildings. Offices will be located on the first five floors of the tower, and 183 hotel rooms will occupy the upper stories.
The hotel is expected to open next year, and it will evidently be going for a "a full-service resort-level experience," according to 'Stoner.
[The future hote lobby.]
And a rendering of what it will look like when it's complete:
Click through for more photos:
· Inside the William Vale, a Destination Hotel Rising in Williamsburg's Nightlife District [Brownstoner]
· The William Vale [official]
· All 55 Wythe Avenue coverage [Curbed]