The Standard Hotel, New York / Polshek Partnership Architects

the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto

A few months ago we had the chance to enjoy the Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for Postopolis! LA. The renovation of an old building was very well done, very good work in terms of details.

And for the Standard Hotel in New YorkAndré Balazs repeats the formula of good design and details, but on a brand new building by Polshek Partnership Architects. The concrete building reminds of Le Corbusier works, standing over The Highline. The integration at the public space level  turns this building into more than just another addition to the  NY skyline, becoming an urban piece of the Meat Packing district, a detonator of the current renovation of the area.

The 20-story tall building includes 337 rooms, a restaurant (The Standard Grill) and a bar (The Living Room).  Interiors were designed by NY based architects Roman and Williams.

Photos of the construction at Plataforma. More photos of the building by Jeff Goldberg at Esto after the break, interiors to come on a future article.

the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto
the standard new york
© Jeff Goldberg at Esto

Photographs by Jeff Goldberg @ Esto photographics

Cite: Basulto, David. "The Standard Hotel, New York / Polshek Partnership Architects" 20 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=29302>

17 comments

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    When did ArchDaily decide to STOP giving credit to the photographers????

    This was photographed by Jeff Goldberg at Esto.

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    The interiors are interesting in concept, but the detailing and construction is incredibly poor in the rooms themselves. This is VERY different from the Downtown LA Standard where the individual rooms are quite well done.

    The shower-room connection is also less impressive in the NY version than in LA. The fact that you can CLOSE THE DOOR TO THE BATHROOM in LA means that you can have a nice lovely steamy shower. Something that you can’t do in NY without heating the ENTIRE HOTEL ROOM.

    View of the Highline and the Meatpacking District is fantastic.

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    When I first moved to New York in 1986, two years out of architecture school then, I was disappointed by the large number of ugly, boring buildings being built in New York at the time. Over the years not much changed; then recently many new, great buildings were being realized before the recession hit. This one is my favorite, just edging out Porter House by ShoP. The color of the sky changes the color of the building; the webcam on the Standard website shows this building every 15 minutes in an infinite variety of blues and tans and creams with river reflections, unbelievably beautiful sunsets. It is a strong presence in its setting; walking up the stairs at the Gansvoort entrance to the High Line it creates enclosure; it is a backdrop, and a destination. The Standard is a stunning piece of urban sculpture. Kudos to Polshek!

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      hey, did u figure out where one might be able to get the drawings of the standard??? plans at least..

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    I think interiors are not the prime concern of this building. Main interest lies in this project is in the interface between the public place and the main functional zone hanging over it. As much as I could see two levels of public accessibility is provided thru the site (ground and an elevated street). I’d b very happy to see some close pictures at least of those places.

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    I’m just amazed by this hotel in New York. Next time I’m in Big Apple, I will definitely try to stay there.

    @josep: everyone to his taste, but could you explain what exactly is disgusting about the interior?

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