The ‘Moxy Hotel’ on the Bowery will Ascend 18 Stories
Moxy is to occupy a larger chunk of real estate than previously thought. In fact, an entire corner will fall. Two different owners sold out to Lightstone Group last August for a combined $56.6 million payday – 151 Bowery (Emmut Properties) and 145-149 Bowery (Gordon Lau).
The developer submitted paperwork to Department of Buildings on Friday for the new lodge, filed under 145 Bowery. Several months after demolition was approved. The construction will rise eighteen stories, deliver 300 guest rooms and a gym, all across 85,831 square-feet of space.
Stonehill Taylor is the architect of record, which is also behind the Ace Hotel, Chelsea Moxy, and TWA Hotel at JFK Airport.
Of course, this out-of-context tower might not have happened if the East Bowery Preservation Plan ever passed. Hence the height caps on the low-rise west side of the street (i.e. Special Little Italy District) and jagged skyline on the unprotected east side.
[h/t Skyline Labs]