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The Penthouse at the Greenwich Hotel to Get Downsized (And Then Will It Finally Open?)

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November 16, 2010 at 4:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

While the regular rooms are spacious enough at Robert DeNiro's Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, if you'd rather stay in the penthouse suite, you're gonna have to wait a little bit longer.

New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission has ordered the hotel to make their penthouse roof smaller. Apparently, the initial building plans for the hotel were approved without the inclusion of a penthouse. The penthouse was built anyways, much to the landmarks commission's dismay. The hotel's architect then had to come up with a new plan for the roof which was approved today.

Curbed has the architectural detes on the new designs:

The penthouse received unanimous approval. How'd it get there? By removing the roof that so troubled the LPC and adding brick to match the rest of the building and a pergola, in the words of the architect, "to create shadow and to give it life." And by talking a lot about the revised rooftop's geometric look, complete with cubes and Japanese Wabi design.

There's no word on when the construction will happen or what this space will actually be used for (DeNiro's house? Special events? Charlie Sheen?) and the hotel's website offers no further clues only saying the penthouse is "To Be Announced."

Meanwhile, a courtyard room at the hotel starts at $495 a night for 325-sq.ft. of space, free wireless internet and complimentary mini-bar amenities.

[Photo via Curbed]

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