A tipster sent in photos of on-site renderings for a new hotel at 132 West 27th Street in Chelsea, where ground has also been broken; the architect of record is Peter Poon, and the developer is Artimus NYC.
Permits for the tower — which were partially approved two weeks ago — indicate it will eventually stand 21 stories and 213 feet tall, with 124,934 square feet of space divided between 313 hotel rooms.
While the glimpse of the building’s future appearance is not all-encompassing, the image confirms an aesthetic typical of Poon’s work in the neighborhood, which is very unkind to surrounding structures; 132 West 27th Street will be stepped back from the street, with a small plaza occupying the space between the sidewalk and the front door.
Beyond the entryway, the tower’s form is as basic as can be; every aspect of the design appears to be as standardized as possible. The on-site rendering is only black and white, but the colors of the facade may degrade the site’s appearance further, and several garish siblings have risen along surrounding blocks over the past few years.
Poon’s latest splendor of value engineering is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016.
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