FiDi residents fight W&L’s light-up hotel idea

Indigo Hotel at 8-12 Maiden Lane would reach full brightness at midnight

New York /
Apr.April 03, 2015 08:45 AM

Financial District neighbors are used to chaos during the day, but surprisingly conservative when it comes to nighttime disruptions.

At a Community Board 1 meeting on Wednesday night, residents expressed concern about the Gene Kaufman-designed, W&L Group Construction-developed Indigo Hotel, whose façade would act as a clock, lighting up gradually until it reaches full brightness at midnight, according to Curbed.

Demolition is expected to begin at the site in mid-April, with construction slated for this fall. The 24-story building would light up floor-by-floor. Renderings were released in September.

“No doubt about it, it’s going to be obnoxious,” said one community resident at the meeting. Another added, “We don’t need the extra illumination.”

The board asked the developers to return next month with ideas for how to lessen the impact of the lighting and the inconvenience caused by construction. [Curbed] — Tess Hofmann


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