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W New York - Downtown Hotel and Residences
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General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel, Residential
Location 8 Albany Street
Manhattan, New York City 10006
Construction started 2006
Completed 2010
Opening 2010
Height
Roof 192 m (630 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 58
Floor area 40,877 m2 (439,996 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Gwathmey Siegel & Associates
Developer Monian Group
Main contractor Tishman Construction

W New York - Downtown Hotel and Residences is a 630-foot-tall building (190 m) at 8 Albany Street in the Financial District of lower Manhattan, New York City. The 58-story building was completed in 2010, and is tied with two other buildings, Home Insurance Plaza and the W.R. Grace Building as the 106th tallest building in New York. It is divided between a 217-room hotel, on floors 5-22, and 223 luxury residential condominiums, on floors 23-56, with lobbies for both on floors 1-4. There is a residential observation deck on the 57th floor with views of the Hudson River, and a terrace on the 58th floor with panoramic views of lower Manhattan.

The building was designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, and the interior was by Graft's Los Angeles office. The developer is the Moinian group, founded by Joseph Moinian. The hotel opened on August 18, 2010.

In 2010, the building was featured in a HGTV contest in which a $1.5 million apartment was given to the winner as a prize.

In July 2020, it was announced that the hotel would close on October 13 due to coronavirus. However the residents will still be able to live there, albeit losing access to some hotel amenities.

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