According to the New York Post, developer Ian Schrager began showing brokers plans for his new Public Hotel and apartment complex at 215 Chrystie St. today.
He’s also hired high profile architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. They’re known for designing some of lower Manhattan’s most talked about condo projects, including 40 Bond St. in the Village. They’re also behind the Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. There will be 370 hotel rooms as well as 11 full-floor and half-floor condo units, with interior design by John Pawson. Page 6 says Schrager has “personally hand-picked an exclusive list of people invited to see the apartments.”
Beyer Blinder Belle, another architectural concern, had submitted initial Buildings Department applications as the firm of record. Those plans called for 28 floors with apartments beginning on the 19th floor. Schrager and his partners purchased the site for $50 million. The building is going up in a lot adjacent to 10 Stanton St., an affordable housing complex. Construction workers recently chopped down a number of trees on the site, formerly a garden area used by 10 Stanton residents.