EVEN in Cuba they know it’s a waiting game, waiting for the Castros to exit the stage, and for Cuba to open up. When Americans finally do arrive in quantity, New Yorkers will notice something familiar about Havana, for a string of New York architects found it fertile ground a century ago.
Featuring Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects on the Standard Hotel; Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz of BNO Design on the Mondrian Soho; and Scott Salvator on redesigning interiors at the Carlyle.
The latest creation from André Balazs is a New York branch of his modish Standard hotels. Rising from one of the city’s most sought-after sites, in the heart of the Meatpacking District, two glass-curtain slabs literally jump the tracks of the High Line, the old freight railroad that’s been transformed into a park on stilts.
Henry J. Stern, President of New York Civic and Former New York City Parks Commissioner The Sunday Times carried dueling quotes on the City Council’s decision to upzone an entire block of mid-Manhattan so that a new office tower, over 1,200 feet tall (just 30 feet short of the Empire State Building) could be built
OK, so we can scratch at least one hotel as a contender for the biggest Tribeca Film Festival parties—the W New York Downtown won't hit that May 4 opening target, after all—and is now shooting for June 6. (So, World Cup parties then?)