CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Ascends Past Plywood Threshold, but Hit with Stop-Work Order

Posted on: November 18th, 2015 at 5:10 am by
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Two seasons of a breakneck work schedule resulted in this – the CitizenM hotel crossing the plywood threshold down on the Bowery. The hotel foundation was poured and quickly topped with scattered supports for the new superstructure.

Aside from monetary, the costs of construction here are myriad, including traffic bottlenecks from encroaching plastic barricades, noise, water waste, and early work hours.

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Now the site is silent. At least for the time being. A stop-work order was issued by the Department of Buildings last week. On Friday the 13th, in fact. While circumstances behind the edict are unclear, public records show that the project site has had problems with safety the last couple months.

Upon its eventual debut, the nineteen-story CitzenM hotel will boast 300 keys spread between floors 2 to 17 (20 rooms per level). Guest amenities 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.

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