Meet the CitizenM Hotel Monstrosity on the Bowery

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

[February 2010]

CitizenM tried to allay community fears back in August concerning their monolithic hotel underway at 185-191 Bowery. “Before/during construction, they weren’t happy in Amsterdam either…they are since opened.” To which we responded, “Amsterdam isn’t the LES.” Many in the neighborhood probably won’t be happy at the new renderings for this monstrosity, either.

Brack Capital, the big money behind the development, recently published some renderings of what to expect here at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey. The illustrations reveal that the 315-key CitizenM Hotel will boast a setback and rise to over twenty stories in height.

You’ll recall that 185-191 Bowery was decimated in piecemeal fashion these last couple years. Construction commencement is planned for “early 2013.” Enjoy the sunlight while you can; it’s gonna be a long process.

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  • Swanlake

    How the fuck is this allowed, what about the zoning?
    And are those pretty old buildings with the scaffolding coming down!?? :-/

  • Soon this will be fully operational. No star system will be able to dare oppose Darth Burden and Emperor Bloomberg.