Wyndham Garden Hotel on the Bowery Sheds Scaffold
It’s been an eyesore ever since ground broke at the southeast corner of Bowery and Hester Street. Now four-plus years later, this is what the Lower East Side must tolerate. While not entirely completed, construction on the Wyndham Garden Chinatown was wrought with delays and controversy, resulting in the August 2009 loss of 128 Hester and the permanent displacement of around sixty tenants. All to make way for a tower of glass and marble.
The last of the scaffolding was recently pried from the hotel, revealing a marble base and the sleek entryway taking shape behind it. Meanwhile, the marquee above 93 Bowery has three center docks presumably for flagpoles.
This particular Wyndham Garden location boasts 106 rooms across sixteen stories of real estate. Some sleuthing uncovered the following room renderings. As for the ever-valuable nightlife component, Liquor licenses are still pending with the State Liquor Authority.