Does the W Hotel lean south?
As Hoboken’s W Hotel continues to progress along, I’ve always noticed that it seems to be slanted or a bit crooked. I shook it off as blurry vision from staring at computer monitors all day.
However, another Hoboken411 reader mentioned the same thing to me a few days ago: “I dont think I’m losing my mind, but, if you look at the W hotel construction from Washington St., it is actually leaning south. I did a double take from other views, and it really is leaning. Take a look from 3rd and Washington. Great Job with the site!”
See more photos and help us figure it out after the jump!
I went to take another look yesterday and snapped these photos. The skies were cloudy, but I enhanced the contrast of the photo with the arrows. I lined up an existing building (Hudson Square North), and there was an obvious slant on the W. Two parallel buildings that are perfectly straight should have no gap differential.
However, I later took a look at the original W Hotel post here on Hoboken411, and saw this rendering from the W Hotel website. It appears to be part of the design? Some kind of “flared” look on the west side of the building? So perhaps it is just an optical illusion. However, if it were really crooked, what an embarrassment that would be!
Next time you’re in the vicinity of 3rd & Wash, take a look.
Here’s another perspective from Pier A Park. Looks slanted here, doesn’t it? What is this, the leaning “W” of Hoboken?
Someone please help clear this up with SCIENCE!