The Four Seasons on 57th street is known for its soaring I.M. Pei-designed limestone lobby, and though very different in style, its future sibling looks intent to make an equally impressive statement with high ceilings and a dramatic staircase. Pale marble (so we think) floors contrast with dark marble and either wood or some other warm-hued material on the walls.
Aside from the Four Seasons Hotel, there will be a range of private residences for sale (called 30 Park Place, the building’s address), which will be marketed by high-end realtor Corcoran. Sales will start Spring next year, and the way residential real estate is going in New York, we don’t doubt there will be a lot of takers.
A range of VIPs, including representatives from Silverstein Properties and Four Seasons, as well as architect Robert A.M. Stern, eternalized the groundbreaking moment in concrete.
With a second New York hotel now in progress, we’ll be waiting to see whether rumors of a second Paris property (in the La Défense business area) will be confirmed. London, meanwhile, should have a third hotel coming in the next few years close to Liverpool Street, between Four Seasons Park Lane to the west and Canary Wharf to the east.
[Renderings & Photos: courtesy of SPI]