After lying fallow for years, the site of the city’s first Commune Hotel at 11 East 31st Street is abuzz with construction activity and has risen to street level. Developed by Simon Development Group, Cube Capital, and Eagle Point Hotel, the 250-room, 32-story hotel situated between Fifth and Madison Avenues will be among a dozen new residential and hotel developments slated to transform the once-sleepy NoMad neighborhood.
With Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects serving as the design architects and Mancini-Duffy Architecture as the architects of record, the slender 335-foot tower will feature a 125-seat restaurant, lounge, and a rooftop bar providing sweeping skyline vistas and front-row views of the Empire State Building.
Unlike many of the banal, street-wall killing hotels sprouting up throughout Midtown South, the Commune Hotel falls in line with its pre-war neighbors with a contextual Corten steel-clad base. The mechanical bulkhead atop is thoughtfully disguised as an architectural “crown” and suspends a canopy for the roof deck below. Between floors three and 29, there will be an average of eight efficiently designed rooms per floor, with suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. Completion is expected early next year.
Aerial view © CityRealty
Renderings via Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects; Construction photos © 6sqft
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