Construction is rising on the 18-story Moxy Hotel at 145 Bowery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by The Lightstone Group, the 193-foot-tall structure will yield 127,000 square feet and 303 rooms, averaging 200 square feet apiece. The property, which is located at the corner of Broome Street and Bowery, will also feature a restaurant, a lobby bar, a cocktail bar, and a lounge.
Recent photos show workers having reached the first setback on the seventh floor of the podium and starting on the next series of floors. This is where the superstructure sets back and proceeds with a gradual tiered reduction in floor size up to the final level. There hasn’t been a finalized rendering for 145 Bowery, however a preliminary drawing on the construction fence illustrates a structure with a uniform façade of floor-to-ceiling windows and architecturally finished concrete. The perimeter columns and parapets around each setback are depicted with a series of shallow holes in their surfaces. The ground floor is due to be clad with floor-to-ceiling glass, but with a tight mullion assembly and a corner entrance with a pair of Moxy logos.
Nearby subway access includes the B and D trains at the Grand Street station to the southeast, and the J and Z trains at the Bowery station to the north. The hotel is one of two new locations for the company, as it also plans to build one in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 353 Bedford Avenue. This location is planned to span 88,000 square feet with 216 rooms, a cafe, a lobby bar, a cocktail lounge, an outdoor garden, and a rooftop bar.
A completion date has been posted on the construction board for next spring.