Friedman, Landis confirm 25 stories for Midtown pod hotel

Harry Friedman and 400 West 42nd Street
Harry Friedman and 400 West 42nd Street

The Friedman Group and Landis Group’s planned pod hotel at 400 West 42nd Street will rise 25 stories, squelching earlier rumors that the building might stretch as high as 40 stories.

The project will total 170,122 square feet, according to Department of Buildings records cited by BuzzBuzzHome. Retail will occupy the first and second stories, with a “residential sky lobby” with outdoor space and 527 pod-style hotel rooms above.

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The rooms will be 140 square feet each and run approximately $225 per night, as The Real Deal previously reported.

On the top floors, the building will hold 35 extended-stay rooms with slightly more generous square footage.

The project is to be designed by architects SLCE, according to the DOB application. [BuzzBuzzHome] Julie Strickland