William Beaver House
What a slutty name. Its on the corner of William st and Beaver st but that didn't stop the developer is getting saucy with his promotions. I wont go into it, it was explained over months in the William Beaver thread that has since been deleted. but in short, this was developed by Andre Balazs. He is known for young hip oversexed hotels like The Standard hotels in NY, LA, Miami, and Chateau Marmont. He got together with Calvin Tsao and designed this;
Official renders came out with girls playing basketball in their underwear and various other graphics that would sell a hip hotel. But this isn't a hotel, its a residential tower a couple blocks off of Wall st. the whole thing just seemed weird. after a short time, the sexy renders stopped being used. the party atmosphere ideas, like a hottub overlooking the lobby, also seemed to disappear and then the tower itself started taking form.
The tower is completed on the exterior and is almost ready to open
in my humble opinion this is a misfire. Balazs laid an egg.
(don't get me started on his Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District. Another one doesn't live up to its render)