BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON DECEMBER 12TH 2014 AT 6:45 AM
YIMBY has the reveal for yet another new hotel coming to Midtown Manhattan, this one at 23 East 39th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues. Gene Kaufman is the architect of record, and the developer is Scott-Lawrence.
Permits for the building went up this morning, and indicate the tower will stand 27 stories and 250 feet tall. The zoning floor area is 32,871 square feet, which will be split between 98 hotel rooms. That pencils out to just over 300 square feet per room, which actually isn’t tiny compared to some of the new pod hotels like 400 Times Square.
Kaufman’s latest commission is on the northeastern edge of the neighborhoods most prone to the ongoing budget hotel boom. The project follows the austere and budget-oriented aesthetic enabled by the site’s outdated C5-3 commercial zoning, and will feature a simple brick facade interspersed with large windows and small balconies on upper levels.
23 East 39th Street’s narrow width, clocking in at a slender 25 feet, means it will have minimal impact on the streetscape.
No completion date has been announced, but a teaser site was recently launched, an indicator that construction should soon begin.