“Seven Star” Hotel Coming to Manhattan?

May 1, 2008

I recently read articles in the New York Times and Planet magazine proclaiming that the empty lot adjacent to the MoMA will be turned into a 75-story tower, marking a significant addition to the Manhattan skyline. MoMA sold the lot to real-estate development firm Hines, and will acquire 40,000 square feet of exhibition space in the building, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Artist renderings of the building depict a muscular, yet sleek glass structure that tapers dramatically near the apex.

The upper floors of the tower will house 120 luxury residences—and get this—a 100-room “seven star” hotel. Take THAT Dubai, looks like good ole’ NYC will have a super-ultra-luxury hotel of its own. I’m not even really sure what “seven star” entails, but I imagine it involves a lot of massages. No word as to when the project will be completed, but I’m interested to keep an eye on its development. Take a look at the full Times article here.

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