Last week, YIMBY featured a terrible new hotel coming to 525 Eighth Avenue, off the northwest corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. A few blocks to the north and west, on the southwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 42nd Street, another architectural atrocity is getting ready to open its doors, at 577 Ninth Avenue, and Tectonic has the latest photos of progress.
Sidewalk fencing is mostly down and exterior work on the project appears just about entirely complete. The architect of record is SLCE, and the tower stands 28 floors and 300 feet to its rooftop, with the bulkhead boosting the apparent height to 363 feet. Within, there will be 665 “pod” hotel rooms above 25,000 square feet of retail space on the cellar, first, and second floors.