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Williamsburg, Brooklyn To Get a Green Hotel

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Oppenheim Architecture + Design recently won the bid for the Williamsburg Hotel.  Between the Williamsburg Bridge and the domed Neoclassic Williamsburg Savings Bank, a 21st-century tower is set to rise over 400 feet.

What exactly does the prospect of a LEEDS Platinum-certified green building, set in the bustling bohemian enclave of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, say about New York's ever-changing tale? We'll have to wait and see.  For now, check out these interesting photo renderings:


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A room with a view of Lower Manhattan.


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Coming off of the Williamsburg Bridge.


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Sunset from a tree-lined terrace.


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An homage to Steichen's historic photo of the Flatiron Building?



Joe Harper is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure.


Photos courtesy of Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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