Gene Kaufman tapped to design second Maiden Lane hotel

October 10, 2013 03:18PM

It’s no maiden voyage for Gene Kaufman. The new owner of 8 Maiden Lane has tapped the prolific architect to design a 25-story, 191-room hotel on the site His Second On The Narrow Financial District Street.

The 75,742-square-foot project, to be crowned with a 25th-floor bar and outdoor terrace, will be located between Broadway and Liberty Place, according to a plan exam cited by BuzzBuzzHome. The cryptically-named 10-12 MLane LLC purchased the current four-story building in August for $5.6 million. The seller, Rusdan Operating Corp., had owned the lot since 1978.

The developer also picked up a five-story mixed-use building at neighboring 10-12 Maiden Lane for $7.1 million.

A new hotel on the site would have similar company, with a Holiday Inn down the block at 51 Nassau Street, Also Known As 20 Maiden Lane. The project, developed by hotelier Sam Chang, was also designed by Kaufman. [BuzzBuzzHome]Julie Strickland