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As CitizenM Bowery Nears Completion, its Tower Crane is Finally Gone

Last modified September 11, 2017 at 7:16 am

The concrete spine of CitizenM’s Bowery hotel had been sitting unpretty for quite some time before the modular building components began arriving last November. Now the flesh is finally filled out. For months, flatbed trucks delivered the cookie-cutter units, each creating the body of a hotel that rises nineteen stories, piercing the Bowery skyline. It’s […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Possible Unsafe Crane Operation’

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

It appears that the incoming CitizenM hotel may not have been totally transparent with their community update this week. In the communique, which we reported on yesterday, their public relations team explained that the crane would be deposed and splayed out for routine “quarterly” maintenance  (i.e. safety purposes). There’s more than meets the eye, though. You see, […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Begins Hoisting the Modular Units into Place [PHOTOS]

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

An exciting moment for CitizenM and its new Lower East Side hotel was actually scary for neighbors in the vicinity. If you happened to be near Bowery and Delancey yesterday morning, you saw it. The controversial crane – a Liebherr Power Boom – lifted the first modular unit into place from its trailer-bound perch. From here, […]

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With Winter Coming, Neighbors Worry About Tower Crane Stability at CitizenM Site on the Bowery

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s not just traffic safety that neighbors of the CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery are worried about. How about the construction equipment and the potential for disaster. One week after the hotel company surreptitiously netted city approval to alter the intersection of Bowery and Delancey, the towering crane is assembled, albeit on its side, awaiting […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for Worksite Safety Issues

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

While the CitizenM hotel ascends to great heights (i.e. 19 stories) at 185 Bowery, it’s the neighbors who suffer most. Day in and day out, the congestion at the corner of Delancey disrupts not only sidewalk flow and sleep, but motor traffic. Blame constant blockages and deliveries. Well, the lack of oversight we’ve noted at […]

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Troubled Contractor Rinaldi Group Resumes CitizenM Construction After City’s Work Halt Last Month

Posted December 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

​The CitizenM project site on the Bowery reactivated last week after a city-enforced hiatus the prior month. Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order for the nineteen-story hotel in the beginning of November for unspecified safety issues. The magnitude of the infraction was hinted with verbiage that approvals and permits were revoked. That didn’t happen, though. […]

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