Aloft Hotel

50 Trinity Place’s Foundation Work Progressing in the Financial District

Excavation and pilings work are underway at 50 Trinity Place in the Financial District, where a 28-story Aloft Hotel will soon rise. The corner property will yield 77,310 square feet and 173 rooms, with seven to eight rooms per floor. There will also be a ground-floor restaurant adjacent to the main lobby, as well as a fitness center on the second floor for hotel guests. The project is designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by FIT Investment Corporation, which purchased the Lower Manhattan property for $15 million from Sam Chang in 2012.

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Aloft Hotel’s Superstructure Climbs Higher at 132 West 28th Street, in Chelsea

The reinforced concrete structure of the 203-room Aloft Hotel at 132 West 28th Street has risen to the tenth floor above Chelsea. YIMBY last reported on the project in late March, when foundations were just about to reach street level. Peter Poon Architects is the designer and while Frank Ng is the developer of the 326-foot-tall, 32-story tower. Now three months of construction work has made the reinforced concrete structure rise to the tenth floor.

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Excavation in Full Swing at 50 Trinity Place, in Financial District

Excavation work is underway at 50 Trinity Place in the Financial District, where a ground-up, 28-story Aloft Hotel will soon rise. The upcoming reinforced concrete building will yield 173 rooms and 77,310 square feet of newly built space. Plans also call for a ground-floor restaurant adjacent to the lobby, as well as a fitness center on the second floor and seven to eight rooms per floor up to the last occupiable level. Peter Poon Architects is the designer of the tower while FIT Investment Corporation is the developer. The site was previously purchased for $15 million from Sam Chang in 2012.

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Completion Near for Aloft Long Island City at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, Future Tallest Hotel in Queens

Construction is wrapping up on the Aloft Hotel at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City’s Court Square district. According to Starwood Hotels, the 176-room property, officially called the “Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View,” is set to open on October 27. At that point, the 18-story, 186-foot-tall high-rise should become the tallest all-hotel building in Queens. Though the 31-story slab of the nearby 29-11 Queens Plaza North, which opened its doors just recently, stands a good deal taller, the Marriott Courtyard within occupies only the tower’s lower half, with the residences at Aurora LIC sitting above. By YIMBY’s count, Aloft Hotel’s lofty pinnacle rises higher than that of any other hotel in the borough.

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