Readerpix: W Hotel is tall!

6/6/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Alex captured the bright “W in the sky” at the W Hotel…

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 6/6/2009

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[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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7 Comments on "Readerpix: W Hotel is tall!"

sah
Member

The coolest thing about the W hotel is that on the street you have no sense at all how tall the building is and don’t even care. As you walk nearby there is plenty of light and air and you can still see Manhattan’s skyline, the waterfront walkway, etc. I was very surprised to find I really like the design! Contrast it with the huge boxy buildings of 333 River Street and the Shipyard or even the Wiley building where you’d never know you were across the river from Manhattan, there is absolutely no light or air and the sidewalks and any pedestrian or human space around them has been completely obliterated. I ask you to reconsider the zoning restrictions on height. I say build as high as you want as long as there’s TONS of light and space around the buildings to compensate…just like the W hotel.

BklynHobo
Member

Wait until they build the building right next to it which will be very similar to the Wiley building…

In response to sah who said:
The coolest thing about the W hotel is that on the street you have no sense at all how tall the building is and don’t even care. As you walk nearby there is plenty of light and air and you can still see Manhattan’s skyline, the waterfront walkway, etc. I was very surprised to find I really like the design! Contrast it with the huge boxy buildings of 333 River Street and the Shipyard or even the Wiley building where you’d never know you were across the river from Manhattan, there is absolutely no light or air and the sidewalks and any pedestrian or human space around them has been completely obliterated. I ask you to reconsider the zoning restrictions on height. I say build as high as you want as long as there’s TONS of light and space around the buildings to compensate…just like the W hotel.

homeworld
Member

Excellent point. That’s why the FAR (Floor Area Ratio) requirement is more important the the height requirement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_area_ratio

In response to sah who said:
The coolest thing about the W hotel is that on the street you have no sense at all how tall the building is and don’t even care. As you walk nearby there is plenty of light and air and you can still see Manhattan’s skyline, the waterfront walkway, etc. I was very surprised to find I really like the design! Contrast it with the huge boxy buildings of 333 River Street and the Shipyard or even the Wiley building where you’d never know you were across the river from Manhattan, there is absolutely no light or air and the sidewalks and any pedestrian or human space around them has been completely obliterated. I ask you to reconsider the zoning restrictions on height. I say build as high as you want as long as there’s TONS of light and space around the buildings to compensate…just like the W hotel.

truth1
Member
truth1

It is a fact that it stands tall! Our opinions are secondary.

krewedetat
Member
krewedetat

Bad news first: This picture shows how much taller the W is than other structures in Hoboken. Could we make it the tallest? If nothing else, it will help to keep it unique so it has a better chance of survival in the hotel business, which is what Hoboken wanted. We don’t need any more luxury condos with PILOTS.

Good news: This is an awesome picture! Where was Alex when he took this? What time of day? Could we have the story that goes with the picture?

If I were Alex, I would try to sell this picture to the W for their promotions.

strand tramp
Member
strand tramp

“we don’t need any more luxury condos with pilots.”
ha ha ha you idiot, this building IS 50% condos with a pilot!
you still cannot see what is right in front of you! truly a sheep.

In response to krewedetat who said:
Bad news first: This picture shows how much taller the W is than other structures in Hoboken. Could we make it the tallest? If nothing else, it will help to keep it unique so it has a better chance of survival in the hotel business, which is what Hoboken wanted. We don’t need any more luxury condos with PILOTS.

Good news: This is an awesome picture! Where was Alex when he took this? What time of day? Could we have the story that goes with the picture?

If I were Alex, I would try to sell this picture to the W for their promotions.

alexc
Member
alexc
Krewedetat – Thanks for the kind words. The technical details: It was taken on the North East corner of Pier A park, probably about 3 weekends ago now. Camera was a Nikon D300 with a 18-200mm lens. Short story about it: A friend in town from upstate had never used his SLR to take night shots. He wanted to learn so I spent some time showing him with my camera, and helping him out with his. The one that came out the best on mine you see above – with no post processing. I don’t do photography professionally, but anyone who is into photography (even as a hobby) knows that out of the 1000 pictures you take of something, only one you will truly enjoy… This one makes it into that rank. I figured I would submit it to share with the others here. As I have time – I’ll try and take some more and share what I find in the city. -Alex In response to krewedetat who said: Bad news first: This picture shows how much taller the W is than other structures in Hoboken. Could we make it the tallest? If nothing else, it will help to keep it unique so it has a better chance of survival in the hotel business, which is what Hoboken wanted. We don’t need any more luxury condos with PILOTS. Good news: This is an awesome picture! Where was Alex when he took this? What time of day? Could we have… Read more »
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