Most of the development proposed for Williamsburg has been residential–a twist has finally been added, with an iconic hotel now proposed adjacent to the Williamsburg bridge. The design is the winner of a competition, and the new hotel is slated to rise 440 feet.
Designed by Chad Oppenheimer, the new hotel is a stark departure from what characterizes the low-rise neighborhood at the moment, but that isn’t a bad thing. The design is certainly striking, and while three adjacent boxes would normally provide for blandness, that certainly isn’t the case here. The triangular windows are an excellent juxtaposition against the hotel’s three “domino” components, and the elements work together to create a building that is very sleek, modern, and fitting for the newly-chic neighborhood.
The hotel will certainly be rather prominent in the Williamsburg skyline when it is completed, as most new construction is still below 400 feet in height. You can see the Domino Sugar Factory in the rendering above, though–immediately to the right of the uppermost section of the new hotel–which will be where over 2,000 new residential units will soon be under construction. The immediate neighborhood is going to see tremendous development over the next decade, and this hotel project along with the multitude of other residential developments are a tremendous start.