Radio Tower & Hotel
New York, NY
Stonehill Taylor is providing executive architectural design services for a thru block corner lot at Amsterdam Avenue between 180th Street and 181st Street in collaboration with owner’s design consultant MVRDV consisting of: an 80,500 sf / 212 room hotel within an L shaped mid-rise structure (4 to 12 stories) connected with a 150,000 sf twenty two (22) story commercial office building with shared site amenities. The building is set back from Amsterdam Avenue to provide landscaped hotel arrival which flows into the 9,000 SF central courtyard and the site overlooks Highbridge Park.
Street level retail and a 12th floor event space with outdoor terrace provide community interaction. A 30,000 sf cellar level accommodates BOH programs area for the hotel and office with building service spaces. A 25,000 sf sub-cellar level provided for 178 parking spaces on stackers. The building enclosure is a composition of stacked masonry boxes with punched windows scaled to respond to the existing neighborhood content. The building massing rises from 180th street toward 181st to leverage open views toward lower Manhattan and Queens while providing a landmark gateway at the Washington Bridge connection to the Bronx.