NEW YORK—If you are in the neighborhood, it is hard to overlook all of the circular windows on a pair of hotels on West 16th and 17th streets at Ninth Avenue.
The adjacent Dream Downtown Hotel has a contemporary design with a circular motif infused throughout its exterior and interiors. Clad in stainless steel tiles, the slick design is softened by the warm wood of the hotel’s main doors.
Designed by Frank Fusaro of Handel Architects, the 12-story hotel was completed in June 2011. The firm described the facade thus: “The tiles reflect the sky, sun, and moon, and when the light hits the façade perfectly, the stainless steel disintegrates and the circular windows appear to float like bubbles.” Dream Downtown Hotel is in Chelsea.
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