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Old Posted Feb 19, 2009, 4:23 PM
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Smile NEW YORK | 99 Washington Street (Holiday Inn) | 488 FT | 50 FLOORS

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McSam To Climb Contextually Tall At 99 Washington

October 15, 2008, by Pete




Hotel kingpin Sam Chang has bought up a big bag of pricey air rights from his neighbors down at Washington and Rector. On that corner at 99 Washington Street, Mr. McSam plans to put up skinny new hotel, supposedly in the style of classic downtown skyscrapers. (It's also a stone's throw from the W at 123 Washington that's going to sex up FiDi big time.) Chang's McSam gang will join with their usual partner in construction, architect Gene Kaufman, to give birth to something they're calling Radisson Financial.

That second tower is yet another McSam-Kaufman concoction set to rise at 50 Trinity Place. Although the two hotels are strikingly similar, please try not to confuse the "separate towers." For this one on Washington, the valuable air rights came from the little terracotta-covered building next door at number 103 Washington, home to Moran's bar. Others were transferred from the Greenwich Hospitality gang which runs the Pussycat Lounge on a parcel to the northeast at 96 Greenwich Street. Still more development rights were snatched up from two little sites just to the east at 94 and 94A Greenwich. All four of those low-rise properties are on the Calendar for Landmarks protection. Their preservation will allow the new McSam to rise alone, climbing tall without any immediate neighbors to get in the way of the guests' windows in that 325-room hotel tower. Which means that folks will be able to see this one from all angles.

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Old Posted Feb 19, 2009, 4:28 PM
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Hotel Construction Resumes at 99 Washington Street

February 18, 2009

Erection of the new, 43-story hotel tower is again underway at 99 Washington Street (at Rector Street), with bracing being installed for the adjacent 103 Washington building starting March 6th through May.

Contractor Tritel Construction has resumed foundation work at the site, including caisson installation, through the end of 2009, with superstructure to follow in early 2010. Developer McSam Hotel Group is building the tower to be a 370-room Holiday Inn, opening in spring 2011.
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Except for the awkward mechanical boxes on top, both look decent for McSam proposals.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2009, 6:38 AM
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Truthfully, I could do without either one. But in this day of delayed and canceled projects, its good to see the ones that can be built being built.
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A year to do the foundation though? Is it being anchored into the bedrock in China?
     
     
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i really like this one. traditional, maybe even conservitave but i love how slender it (ok, both of them) are. its not gaudy-look-how-shiny-my-glass-is futuristic, but it has a subtle boldness to it. ok, maybe thats over analyzed, but the point is i like it.
     
     
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an excerpt from the NYC compilation thread
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Greenwich South District


At the sourthern end of the same block as 111Wash is 99 washington.
McSam strikes again!


First it was this




Then they tore down the parking structure and it became this


Then the tower stalled and has been like this for over a year with a cleared lot.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2009, 12:41 PM
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i really like this one. traditional, maybe even conservitave but i love it
Well, this could be a case where the actual building looks better than the rendering. But there's not much to work with.
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Yeah, the building itself is nothing to get excited about. It seems like a very simple and standard design. But who knows, SkyHouse was not much to look at in the renders, but the final product came out just fine.
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ugly as hell......

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ugly as hell......
For a McSam development its not too bad. Relatively speaking anyway.

     
     
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thats way too much impact on the skyline!!!
     
     
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...and why the hell *Navy Blue* on top?????...or dark purple or whatever this mental case of a developer thinks is a good idea?

...Well, at least 123 Washington's got a neighbor of equally mind-boggling visual discontinuity.
     
     
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i hope this gets killed and something else gets built
     
     
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The empty lot actually looks better than the tower and the old garage that once occupied the site.
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Hideous! Did they design this in sketchup? Leave the empty lot for gods sake!

This isn't some side-of-the-highway shithole site where crap hotels like Holiday Inn belong.
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