400 west 42nd nov 6 - 2

Permits have finally surfaced for the Friedman Group and Landis Group’s planned pod hotel at West 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Times Square.

The development at 400 West 42nd Street, also known as 577 Ninth Avenue, will be designed by SLCE, according to a plan exam application filed October 21st.

The 170,122-square-foot project will rise 25 stories, with 527 pod-style rooms. The first and second floors will have retail, with a “residential sky lobby” on the third floor and outdoor recreational space.

Plans call for 140-square-foot hotel rooms with a targeted price of $225 per night, The Real Deal first reported. The micro-units will run from floors 4 to 20, with 31 rooms per floor, according to this Schedule A filing.

The building also has 35 larger extended-stay rooms on the top floors.

To make way for the hotel, three low-rise buildings were demolished at 571 Ninth Avenue, 573 Ninth Avenue and 406 West 42nd Street. The developers acquired the land for about $80 million before the housing market crash, Friedman Group principal Robert Friedman told The Real Deal. The original 2009 plans called for a 38-story hotel designed by Handel Architects.

Here’s a shot we took today of the construction site:

400 west 42nd nov 6

Below is an old rendering for the project, when Handel Architects was the architect of record. We’re not sure how much of this design SLCE will retain:

400 west 42nd street

Rendering: www.nyifund.com/timessquare

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