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LEED Platinum Level 244-room Hotel Planned for
Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York


MIAMI—Some important project details are currently confidential—the name of the owner and developer, for example—but information released by Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture + Design indicates that a 244-room, 440-foot high hotel is in the pipeline for the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. The hotel is being design to earn LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. According to Carolina Botero, a designer at Oppenheim Architecture + Design, the hotel is still in the early stages of development and will be completed by 2015. Key sustainability features will include vertical access wind turbines, green roof, rainwater harvesting and reuse, gray water treatment and reuse, high-performance glazing, and geothermal and solar power.

Oppenheim Architecture + Design landed the project as a result of a design competition sponsored by the project’s developer. According to Oppenheim Architecture + Design, the hotel will offer views of Manhattan and be located adjacent to the Williamsburg Bridge and the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank and will consist of “three dramatically proportioned, rectilinear volumes of varied height and materiality.”

“Soaring high above the neighborhood, the hotel becomes the third pillar of the bridge, while serving as an archetypical tower to the domed basilica of the historical bank,” adds Oppenheim Architecture + Design. “With elemental grace and proportion the cluster of towers step back from the street evoking the traditional New York skyscraper typology, but to an extreme scale, with the tallest tower reaching 440 feet high while maintaining a mere depth of 16 feet.”

Additional project details will be published as they are made available. Go to www.oppenoffice.com.

This article first appeared on the Green Lodging News website. To sign up to receive the weekly Green Lodging News newsletter, go to www.greenlodgingnews.com. Glenn Hasek can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.


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