Just saw this on Selectism, which solves a little mystery I had from my travels in October. Namely, what was this amazing building in the Meatpacking District? Was it a Hotel? Was it another luxury apt block? Well, it’s going to be the new Standard Hotel, joining sister establishments in L.A and Miami. Designed by Polshek Partnership Architects for André Balazs, it looks absolutely stunning. The rooms look well proportioned and the views are either the irregular rooftops of downtown New York or overlooking the Hudson and all seem equally impressive. It also looks (relatively) reasonable price wise. There is a more in-depth (and excellent) critique from Design Observer on the building which I would recommend, as well as a piece in Vanity Fair. So there you go, one to put in the (Smythson) diary to visit.
The Standard NYC – October 2008.