Peter Poon Architects


151 Maiden Lane at left, One Seaport at right

151 Maiden Lane and One Seaport Rising Quickly, Financial District

At the intersection of the Financial District and the beginnings of South Street Seaport lies Maiden Lane, which is rapidly transforming into a continuation of the high-rise corridor to the south. On one particular corner, at the intersection with Front Street, two buildings are now rising. Thanks to YIMBY Forumer Rich Brome we have photos of the new hotel coming to 151 Maiden Lane, which is already several floors above street level, as well as the residential tower rising at One Seaport, climbing next door at a slightly slower pace.

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100-33 Ditmars Boulevard

Former Hotel Getting New Life as Six-Story, 93-Key IBIS Styles Hotel & 148-Key Aloft Hotel, 100-33 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst

Property owner Spencer Wong, doing business as an anonymous Little Italy-based LLC, is currently transforming the former two-building, 300-key LaGuardia Airport Hotel — located at 100-33 Ditmars Boulevard, in East Elmhurst — into a nine-story, 93-key IBIS Styles Hotel and a seven-story, 148-key Aloft Hotel. Interstate Hotels & Resorts will manage the IBIS, DNAinfo reported. The nine-story IBIS will measure roughly 49,000 square feet while the seven-story Aloft will measure about 89,000 square feet. The latest building permits show that guest amenities at the IBIS will include a breakfast dining area, a luggage room, and storage for four bikes. Filings haven’t yet been filed for the seven-story building getting the Aloft. Peter Poon’s SoHo-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The property was acquired for $20.5 million in February of 2014. Completion is expected in 2017.


151 Maiden Lane

Foundation Work Complete at 33-Story, 271-Key Marriott Hotel, 151 Maiden Lane, Financial District

Foundation work is now complete for the 33-story, 271-key Marriott hotel under construction at 151 Maiden Lane, located on the corner of Front Street in the Financial District. The above photo is courtesy of the hotel’s developer, Pizzarotti-IBC. The latest building permits indicate it will encompass 139,891 square feet and stand 341 feet in height. Guest amenities will include a market on the ground floor associated with the hotel, storage for 11 bikes, a lounge, a fitness center, and a terrace on the sixth floor. The hotel rooms will be located on the third, fourth, and sixth through 30th floors. SoHo-based Peter Poon Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017. YIMBY previously revealed renderings of the project roughly a year ago.


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