New Look: 414 West 15th Street, New 25-Story Hotel in the Meatpacking District

414 West 15th Street414 West 15th Street, image from CetraRuddy

Last September, YIMBY posted the first renderings for a new CetraRuddy-designed hotel coming to 414 West 15th Street, in the Meatpacking District. And now, we have a few more updated images of the project, which show some changes to the rooftop, and also reveal the development’s street-level appearance.

The project will total 158 rooms, and with the building rising 285 feet tall, its 25 floors will actually have relatively generous ceiling heights compared to typical hotel construction. 414 West 15th Street’s total scope will measure 110,000 square feet, as YIMBY first reported when permits were filed back in February of 2014.

414 West 15th Street

414 West 15th Street, image from CetraRuddy

The Legacy Group is the developer, and the building will be the largest in the surrounding neighborhood by a substantial margin, which is not a bad thing considering the area’s excellent accessibility from a transit perspective.

Regardless of the Meatpacking’s artificially diminished potential, 414 West 15th Street will be an attractive mark on the local cityscape, and the upper floors appear to have seen substantial revisions since renderings were first posted. They now appear to be open air, and another rendering shows the Lower Manhattan skyline viewed from the perspective.

Gridded windows will mix with a brick facade, and balconies will be interspersed along the tower’s eastern side. Immediately to the west, another project is under construction at 430 West 15th Street, which will host approximately 70,000 square feet of offices.

414 West 15th Street

414 West 15th Street, image from CetraRuddy

The only benefit to the Meatpacking’s onerous landmarking and nonsensical zoning is that prices have become so astronomically high that most of the neighborhood’s new construction is resilient to the temptations of value-engineering, resulting in perhaps the most attractive collection of contemporary   architecture in New York City.

Per on-site signage, completion of 414 West 15th Street is slated for the summer of 2016.

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