Tuesday, September 23, 2008

W Hotel Union Square

This is the W Hotel Union Square, located on the northeast corner of the park. The building itself has been there for decades before the W Hotel chain took over and converted it into a boutique hotel. The external façade were kept the same while the inside were gutted and turned hotel rooms.

Notice the flight of fire escape stairs on the right of the building. Imagine trying to climb down or worst, climb up those stairs. So are you a stair climber or an elevator rider?

14 comments:

Keropok Man said...

somedays i will walk many many flights up.


other days, i will take the elevator. (or super lazy days, even for 1 floor)

Virginia said...

Sadly an elevator girl. I did however climb to the dome of the Sacre Coeur ( due to an unfortunate misunderstanding) and lived to tell it and take a few photos in my oxygen deprived state. Do it again? HA!
your hotel looks nice. Have you been inside?

Olivier said...

superbe et impressionnant. je me demande, sur la droite ces des escaliers de secours ? j'espere que l'ascenseur n'est pas souvent en panne ;o)

superb and impressive. I wonder, on the right side of the fire escapes? I hope the elevator is not often stalled ;o)

valeria said...

I can make it to the second floor. From third on, elevator. Definitely!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I saw your blog and found a piece of history your camera recorded. It is a blink, stopped dead-still, exposing a moment in time and the beauty you saw in the building with the big fire escape.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Lily Hydrangea said...

Now I have to go see this building. How have I missed it?
Anyway, I like taking the stairs but only if it is a clean well lighted space.

Knoxville Girl said...

That fire escape makes a great pattern.
I'm a stair climber, unless I'm going higher than the 6th floor. Then, you know, the oxygen thins out at higher altitudes. ;-)

Chuck Pefley said...

hmm ... guess it depends on whether the stairs go up or down :)

I'll bet this is one of those hotels I could have easily found a $400+ per night room last week.

USelaine said...

Not too many elevators in Willits! But now I'm so out of shape, I'd have to take the elevator in this building. But if there were a fire, I'd be happy to go DOWN those stairs.

teahouse said...

Hahahaha..I'm usually too lazy to take the stairs.

tigerfish said...

I am a lazy bum, obviously. The elevator!

• Eliane • said...

Well, I live on a third floor walkup - no choice there. Although some days, when I fancy a bike ride, I really wished we had an elevator.

L.Shaw said...

a rider, for sure.

Anonymous said...

I'm a stair climber.
By taste first and... because I has been attacked in an elevator.
Very horrible memory! So,Idon't take it if I'm alone