Progress Report: Marriott Hotel on Henry Street

Posted on: July 14th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

It was a relatively quiet winter in the pit formerly known as Hong Kong Supermarket, but with spring and summer, plenty of action at the 95 Henry Street project site. Over one year ago, earth-moving and construction began at the fire-scorched corner of Pike and East Broadway.  At the time, we broke news that this Chinatown real estate would birth a new seven-story hotel. DOB permits were issued alongside rudimentary blueprint designs of the structure.

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The architect of record on all the paperwork – Michael Kang. That’s right, the controversial dude behind the oft-stalled Nolitan hotel to the north.  However, this hotel at hand is a bit more mainstream.  Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center has it that the lodge is slated to become a full-service Marriott location.

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During the heavy snows and deep freezing in the first months of 2011, onsite activity appeared to halt.  But weather wasn’t the only cause.  Two partial stop work orders were also levied.  All that is now in the past, as the foundation has been poured, and the first evidence of vertical steel is presently visible above the tattered plywood threshold. Initial projections place a completion date of this Marriott sometime in the summer of 2012.  Hey, it could happen!

Below is a schematic of the future hotel.

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