In BIG’s bold design, two outer peaks and a hollow core unite three distinct programs. The two outer sections—a hotel and residence—meet at the middle, creating a theater and a hotel atrium, with a public space at the base. The firm imagines these indoor and outdoor hubs serving as marketplaces for ideas.
Group I and BIG call the project a much-needed boost to the neighborhood, reviving its theater and preforming arts culture, while providing housing for city arts organizations, bringing 300 mixed-income homes, 250 hotel suites, and 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.
In North America, BIG has designed the Beach & Howe Tower in Vancouver, the West 57th Residences in New York City, and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Pending a zoning variance for the structure’s 60-foot-tall height, the project is estimated to cost $173 million with a targeted completion of 2018 or 2019.