An elegant mixed-use project both functionally and architecturally, this project
is without precedent in this urban area. It is a mixed-use project, but a very
special one: part hotel, and part condominium residences—with a full complement
of hotel services and amenities.
Architectural precast panels allowed great flexibility in the
design of this 60-story hotel and residential tower. At the base of the
building, the design concept was to create a richly articulated entry courtyard
that would indicate the grand sense of arrival and that signaled the high
quality of this new hotel brand. Panels were designed to create deep reveals
reminiscent of stone joinery and detailing. Decorative cornices, urns, and
copings all work together to create an elegance of century-old design and
craftsmanship. Deep reveals create dramatic shadow lines that give the facade a
With precast, the designer was able to achieve
exactly the color and texture desired in addition to the rich detailing. Special
details were created at the base and top of the building and repetitive forms
were economically used to clad the shaft of the tower.