Sam Chang’s Delancey Holiday Inn Sprouts Pylons

Posted on: April 4th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

An inactive sandlot no more.  Four months of behind-the-plywood earth moving, underpinning, and foundation pouring have seemingly come to an end at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk Street.  Steel pylons were hammered into place late last week, and are now towering above the threshold of perimeter fencing.  There’s no turning back.

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It is on this parcel that prolific hotel magnate Sam Chang is constructing a new Holiday Inn, designed by starchitect Gene Kaufman.  Although still in the prenatal stage of development, we do know that the budget inn will eventually boast 134 guest rooms across eight stories.  Meanwhile, official renderings of the 150 Delancey building are still a mystery.  Guess this jack-in-the-box will be a surprise to all.

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This was the same corner in summer 2008, just before the buildings comprising 148-154 Delancey were razed in favor of an empty lot.

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