Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 at 5:01 am by
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Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid.

In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective fears of this neighborhood ever since word started going around about a new hotel here. The Hotel Bowery.

As we reported two weeks ago, the DOB approved permits to finally construct the 229-room hotel. Alex Chu is the owner-developer of the project and Peter Poon Architects is behind the design you see above. Meanwhile, it appears that excavation work is already underway…

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Some in the preservation community, however, are still pissed that archaeological studies weren’t permitted onsite to further investigate the possible remains of the Bull’s Head Tavern. Physical evidence of some historical significance was down there, but greed ultimately won out.

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