We found three previously unpublished renderings of the huge Chetrit hotel-apartment-retail complex going up at 500 Metropolitan. They reveal the complex has a name: The M500. Sounds like something out of a Bond film. Should go well with the smoldering interior renderings interior designers Raad Studio released earlier this year.
The new renderings are at least the fourth set from as many architects. Kutnicki Bernstein has stuck with the basic concept — a wedge-shaped complex — and given it more definition. The complex wraps around existing properties on the block. It has entrances, retail and signage next door to Kellogg’s Diner on Union, along Metropolitan Avenue, and also on Rodney, which faces the BQE. The complex will be visible from the highway.
The interplay of the facade and windows creates striped and checkerboard patterns. A cutaway into the wedge also changes texture.
Meanwhile, at the construction site itself, where one of the new renderings has been posted, the foundation has been poured. This is one of several ambitious projects under way in Williamsburg right now. (Others include the William Vale Hotel, the Yotel, and the block-long spec office building at 19 Kent Avenue.)
What do you think of the design in the renderings?