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:

A room with a view of Lower Manhattan.

Coming off of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Sunset from a tree-lined terrace.

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

Joe Harper is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure.