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Plans are moving forward for a new office development at 799 Broadway at 11th Street — the former St. Denis Hotel.
The Real Deal reported that Normandy Real Estate Partners filed permit applications for a new 12-story building.
Here's more from New York Yimby:
Original reports said the development of 799 Broadway was limited to a gut renovation of the interior structure and a vertical expansion of the historic corner property. Permits filed ... however, reveal the construction of a new, 12-story, 182-foot-tall building containing 182,626 square feet of Class-A office space. An additional 10,032 square feet will be dedicated to an unspecified community facility.
TRD also had an updated rendering of the building via design firm Perkins + Will...
Demolition permits haven't been filed just yet for 799 Broadway. As previously noted, the 165-year-old building is noteworthy for many reasons. It opened in 1853 as the St. Denis Hotel, which is where Ulysses S. Grant wrote his post-Civil War memoirs and Alexander Graham Bell provided the first demonstration of the telephone to New Yorkers.
However, the building is not landmarked... and it is not in a Historic District.
Vanishing New York's Jeremiah Moss, a former tenant at the address, wrote a feature titled "The Death and Life of a Great American Building" for The New York Review of Books back in March.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Former St. Denis Hotel selling for $100 million
End of days at the St. Denis