NEW YORK | 16-18 East 30th St | 199 FT | 19 FLOORS


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Semi-Revealed: 16 East 30th Street, 19-Story NoMad Hotel

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON DECEMBER 24TH 2014 AT 7:00 AM


16 East 30th Street, excavation equipment now on-site

While this month’s news about the NoMad boom has been focused on the new residential towers, hotels are also rising in the neighborhood, like 1225 Broadway and 101 West 28th Street. The latter project’s architect is Nobutaka Ashihara, who is also responsible for another tower about to break ground, at 16 East 30th Street.


16 East 30th Street’s terrible on-site “rendering”

There, filings indicate an 19-story hotel will soon rise, and a tipster sent along photos of equipment on-site, as well as “renderings” posted to the facade. YIMBY’s post on developers skirting the rules requiring renderings seems particularly applicable to this site, as the posted images are far from descriptive, and only illuminate a cross-section of the structure.


16 East 30th Street, zoning diagram via DOB

Even the zoning diagram is more illustrative than what’s on-site. In terms of design, Nobutaka Ashihara’s towers tend towards simple and modern, and the illustration seems to indicate something par for the course, and even includes a minor (and likely inoffensive) protrusion. Unfortunately, due to outdated zoning, the building is also set back from the street by 15 feet.

Intimate street-walls flush with the sidewalk are a defining characteristic of NoMad, and as it continues to develop and grow, ensuring that buildings enhance the neighborhood’s urbanity must be a priority.

Unfortunately it does not appear that 16 East 30th Street will offer a positive contribution in this regard, but the sheer scale of neighboring developments will relegate the 199-foot tall project to the shadows. On the same block, Victor Homes will soon build a 50+ story tower where Vinoly has been tapped as the architect, and across the street, an 830-foot tall residential tower will rise at 15 East 30th Street.

Permits list Jasmin Patel of 16-18 East 30th Street LLC as the developer, and while filings lack a room count — only noting that the rooms will be “class B” — the building will total 35,849 square feet.


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Not too much going on here, but they have started digging!


#3

Elvis is alive!


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This site is definitely under construction and has made a vast amount of progress since the last update. Rebar is sprouting everywhere and the pit is dug out. Guessing they are going to do a concrete poor very soon. From today.


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11/12


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1/21


#7

Nice Rolls!


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From the UK too! Driver was sitting on the right side.


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Cool!


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04/19

Construction has reached the 3rd floor.


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That parking garage next door needs to go.


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I agree. Its time is limited.


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Yesterday

Progress seems to have slowed


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Last week


#16

That crappy garage needs to go!


#17

not much progress especially compared to 281


#18

That filthy garage must come down ASAP.


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Thursday 02/01


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That pos garage and the busted down tenements next door must go.