In 2008, Allied Works developed a proposal for a new 19-story boutique hotel for the Ian Schrager Company. The 19-story, 101,000 s.f. freestanding structure includes 140 guest rooms, restaurant and recreational facilities as well as a rooftop pool and garden. The site faces the Hudson River, adjacent to Pier 40 and Riverfront Park, on the western edge of Greenwich Village.
The design recalls earlier traditions of cast iron and terra cotta architecture in the city, and addresses the unique character and light quality of its west-facing, waterfront site. The simple tower form is enclosed by a layered structural frame that allows for shading, relief and interplay between interior and exterior space. Within, the free-plan allows for diverse room types and configurations. From the exterior, the tower’s form, proportion and material expression creates a new landmark on the lower Hudson.