Allen Street Hotel Capped; Plus New Renderings

Posted on: February 7th, 2011 at 6:49 am by

Ever since construction efforts began anew at 139 Orchard Street, the 46,000 square-foot Allen Street Hotel has grown at a pace not seen since before the economic implosion. Three months on, the Edward I. Mills-designed structure is now capped at sixteen stories, with the requisite American flag fluttering at the summit. Yet for a fleeting moment Friday afternoon, the Stars and Stripes had some temporary company in Brazil and Portugal. The additional flags were retired by end of day.

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Until now, concrete information regarding this new mystery hotel was rather limited. All we had access to was a rendering of the finished product.  Pretty much a spitting image of the Thompson LES just up the street.

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UPDATE: At the request of the designer, renderings published earlier this week have been removed.  Thanks for understanding.

So here it will stand, amidst a row of low-rise tenements.  Sixteen additional stories of glass force-fed to an already decimated Orchard Street.

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