Cooper Square Hotel – 07/07/07

Cooper Square Hotel – 7/7/7

The Cooper Square Hotel in New York City continues its inexorable rise into the clouds.

As seen in this photograph, a crane is trying to punch a hole in the sky and make room for this rising tower of East Village Babel.

On a more positive note, that’s gonna be a helluva roof deck.

This hotel seems to be taking a bit longer to build than the Scarano-architected Bowery Hotel just down the street.

In fact, this week Curbed pointed out recent jackhammer work that may indicate the Cooper Square is coming down instead of going up.

Wishful thinking, it would seem.

In general, the Carlos ZapatoStudio-designed hotel appears to have more style than its downtown competition with its interesting curve and the dwindling floor size as it goes up. (An early rendering is also available on Curbed).

As we’ve discussed before on this East Village blog, Gregory Peck is the former landlord of the controversial property and there remains a resilient crew at the corner of Bowery and 5th Street – just south of Cooper Union – who refused to get out of their building and, now, are being surrounded by the Cooper Square.

Let’s hope they at least get free drinks at the luxe bar.


July 7th, 2007

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City


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