Wyndham Garden Hotel Gets More Glass

Posted on: September 7th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

Down at the corner of Hester and Bowery, the glass is slowly snaking up the eighteen-story skeleton of the future Wyndham Garden Hotel.  And with each pane, more neighborhood pain. Despite the creeping pace, though, work seems to be progressing without incident. Indeed, since our last checkup in July, roughly four floors on the Hester facade have been encased in aqua-tinted glass.

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Things have been quiet on Wyndham’s PR front, though.  The last bit of real news received directly from the company was in 2008 at the outset of the project.  At the time, it was announced that the 108-room hotel would be completed sometime in 2010.  Seems unlikely.

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With this latest addition, the Bowery is increasingly setting the skyline standard for the rest of the neighborhood. From the Cooper Square Hotel to the New Museum and the Sperone Westwater Gallery, each of the nuevo-Bowery towers – all built within the last few years – acts as a beacon of rampant change. What’s next?

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[Say No! Photo Credit: EV Grieve]

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