Monday, January 10, 2011

Noticeable progress at the future Union Square Hyatt

So it has been nearly a year since we've mentioned the stalled/unstalled/too tall/view-blocking hotel project coming to Fourth Avenue and 13th Street... on Dec. 17, Curbed pointed out that this space will be home to a Hyatt hotel... which will look something like this:

Per the Hyatt news release issued last fall:

The other Hyatt-branded property announced today, slated to open Fall 2011, will be located at 13th Street and 4th Avenue, a block off Union Square, and near Washington Square Park. The area is extremely popular with residents and tourists alike, and is an activity hub for major hospitals, universities and retail centers. The hotel will offer stunning accommodations to its guests, including private terraces on the second floor, a well-appointed fitness center and an exclusive rooftop lounge. The historic façade and 23 foot ceilings in the lobby will create a grand space for the stylish lounge opening up to 13th Street and a restaurant concept inspired by the local and organic Greenmarket.

Uh-huh! Based on the stop-start work here the last, oh, 18 months, a fall 2011 opening seems awfully ambitious... But! I walked by the site over the weekend and noticed, uh, noticeable progress...

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