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New Looks at Hudson Yards's Vexed Chinese Lantern Tower

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Although the fate of Kuafu Properties's Hudson Rise Hotel is still in limbo following partnership issues and several lawsuits surrounding the Hudson Yards property, the design for the 42-story tower is still being tweaked showing some promise to its future. YIMBY got its hands on a few new renderings for the Chinese lantern-inspired building, and notes that its base has been tweaked by project architects Archilier Architects to add more masonry than glass. The hotel, residential, and commercial development got a few slight adjustments in September, when its room count was tweaked to hold 242 hotel rooms, 108 condos with hotel amenities, and 47 condos at the top of the tower.

YIMBY notes that Kuafu's formerly described the building's penthouse, which will of course be showy, as "a masterpiece of ultimate luxury" that may join the ranks of pool-toting apartments with one of Manhattan's first penthouse infinity pools. If the tower gets built, it will also be home to the Shanghai Club, described by Kuafu as an incubator for the "Chinese entrepreneur diaspora."

The building's plan exam was disapproved in February. The development company's website notes smaller room counts for the building, which YIMBY thinks might reflect the buildings next job application.
· Design Update On 470 Eleventh Avenue, Aka Hudson Rise, Stalled Hudson Yards Mixed-Use Skyscraper [YIMBY]
· All 470 Eleventh Avenue coverage [Curbed]