Here’s the latest glamour shot of Hotel Alessandra, looking sharp at the northern edge of the GreenStreet complex (and being photobombed by the former Sakowitz building from across Dallas St.). The hotel — initially planned around a 25-story question mark before it was reigned in to a less introspective 21-story design — was issued a set of floor-by-floor building permits at the end of January following its September foundation pour. Only 20 floors-worth of permits were issued, though, and Midway’s partner-in-highrise Valencia Group has updated its online description of the hotel’s specs to match the lower number since last spring.
The tower’s height should be set in
stone concrete in the next few months as construction continues; the hotel’s developers expect it to ready to play ball by the end of this year, as the area around GreenStreet prepares for next year’s Super Bowl kickoff. The hotel’s lobby, originally planned for the building’s top floor, is still intended for higher-than-it-could’ve-been Level 2 of the building, along with a lounge and a restaurant.
- Foundation poured for downtown hotel [HBJ]
- She Arrives in 2016 [Valencia Group]
- Previously on Swamplot: Hotel Alessandra Tower Redesign Loses the Swoops and Curves; Demolition Work on GreenStreet for the Swoopy New Hotel Alessandra Begins Next Week; New Mod Downtown Highrise Hotel Alessandra Will Slam Dunk Former Yao Ming Spot at GreenStreet
Photo of Hotel Alessandra construction site at Fannin and Dallas streets: ThaChadwick