Revealed: Crowne Plaza Hotel Rises South of Times Square, Boasts Streetwall-Friendly Atrium

Posted On Wed, December 9, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, December 9, 2015 By In Architecture, Construction Update, Hotels, Midtown, Midtown West

Construction is getting vertical on Raber Enterprises’ 251-room Crowne Plaza Times Square South. The expected four-star, 118,200-square-foot building at 320 West 36th Street will only be the second in Manhattan to carry the Crowne Plaza flag, whose larger, 795-room location at 1605 Broadway has been operational since 1989. Situated between Seventh and Eighth avenues, the 8,200 square-foot parcel formerly held a parking garage that the team purchased with two other lots in December 2012 for $33.5 million.

The metal-clad 28-story tower is designed by Flatiron-based Stonehill & Taylor Architects & Planners and will feature an 85-foot tall base that will thankfully adhere to the consistent streetwall of the Garment District. The base will be clad in corrugated-aluminum and its interior will hold an 80-foot high, galvanized steel atrium containing a restaurant and the reception lobby. The architects note that the metallic aesthetic “celebrates the neighborhood’s manufacturing and transportation hub heritage and also produce a play of light and shadow on the building’s deeply modulated surfaces.” Flintlock Construction are the builders, WSP Flack & Kurtz the mechanical engineers and GACE, the structural engineers.

Flintlock Construction, Raber Enterprises, Crowne Plaza, Times Square hotels

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Flintlock Construction, Raber Enterprises, Crowne Plaza, Times Square hotels

The site sits directly north of a recently opened Even Hotel at 321 West 35th Street, just west of 566-room hotel planned by the McSam Hotel Group, and directly across the street from another proposed McSam hotel at 337 West 36th Street.

Just last week, Stonehill & Taylor unveiled their design for a new Dream Hotel in Times Square. The firm was also behind the popular Ace Hotel, Crosby Street Hotel and NoMad Hotel.

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