More Info on the Hotel Planned for 95 Rockwell Place

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    Last week Curbed picked up lots of details about the hotel slated for the BAM Cultural District, the parcel of land also to include the Theater for a New Audience and the Two Trees skyscraper and public plaza. The developers are working with the Department of Buildings and hope to break ground this fall. The hotel should be ready for occupancy in early 2015. Instead of totally demolishing the existing building (which isn’t landmarked), the developers plan to partially incorporated it into the base of the new tower. Once up, the 30-story building will feature an exterior with “a sliced facade featuring crevice-like cutouts.” Carrying with that theme, the hotel rooms will be unique and angular, outfitted with artwork from local artists. Plans call for 20 larger suites on the higher floors, a Presidential Suite on the 26th floor, and some “starving artist suites” that are small but can still fit a king-sized bed. Finally, the developers hope to partner with a local arts or music group to program for the basement performance space and the outdoor public plaza. The plaza on the rooftop will feature local vendors selling food and drink. So, what do you think? There’s a whole lot of excitement planned for this lot in the next few years…
    BAM Cultural District Hotel Plans to Involve Local Arts Groups [Curbed]
    A Hotel Planned for the BAM Cultural District [Brownstoner]
    Rendering by Thomas Leeser via Curbed

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