ROART » 231 Grand Street




This new hotel of over a hundred rooms is located in a busy intersection in the heart of Chinatown, at the threshold of downtown Manhattan and steps away from the Manhattan Bridge leading to Brooklyn. Our challenge was to add four floors to the existing four-story building originally built in 1923. We kept the existing footing and foundation, which allowed the current ground-floor tenants to continue their business operations; replaced the entire interior structure from the second floor up with a new, lighter steel skeleton; and created a lightweight exterior fa├žade for the top four floors.