Hampton Inn 51st Street 851 8th Avenue, New York

Hampshire Hotel’s Hampton Inn was originally a Howard Johnsons designed by Maurice Lapidus. WQB Architecture prepared master plans, redevelopment of the public spaces, redesign of the garage and a program for redevelopment of the site. As part of the site development, WQB found the there was an excess of 160,000sf of undeveloped air rights and prepared site plans for a new building in the site. Ultimately, the owner sold the site for $48 million and a new luxury condominium, The Link, was built which has changed the values for the entire neighborhood.