CitizenM and the Curious Case of Water Waste on the Bowery
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With Earth Day having just passed this week, the time seemed ripe to call attention to water waste down at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery.
Ever since the towering permiter of plywood was erected at the corner of Delancey, the developers have been piping in water from the nearby fire hydrant for earth-moving efforts. Standard practice, yes. However, this particular pump gushes gallons of water onto the street on most days during work hours.
It seems that the construction workers don’t feel the need to alert anyone to the leaky infrastructure. Instead, the frontier medicine of a garbage can over the hydrant is employed. It’s been this way since at least early April.
Upon its eventual debut, the nineteen-story CitzenM hotel will boast 300 keys spread between floors 2 to 17 (20 rooms per level). Amenities for guests include a gym, basement bar, and rooftop lounge/terrace on the 19th floor. Plans also call for the construction of a 3,383 square-foot public plaza.
Winter 2016 is the projected completion date of the new CitizenM hotel, give or take 2 years.