A proposal for a new hotel in Tribeca, New York, must respond to the dynamic urban fabric that is in constant flux and shows no sign of decreasing in density or vibrancy. The hotel must accommodate more than the small clientele of visitors who would have the opportunity to frequent, and expose itself to the city, embracing diversity and social interactions. Different systems of shifting geometries have been used to create different qualities of enclosure and planes of inhabitation throughout the hotel. Levels of privacy for the individual units are achieved through a build up of several layers of the different systems - both interior and exterior. The arrangement of program is also a result of the technique of shifting elements. A progression of different types of public space are used throughout the hotel to shape the section and inform the organization of the private hotel units. The areas of the hotel that are open to anyone are used as vertical endpoints to the building: retail space, a restaurant and bar on the first level, and a rooftop bar and pool that meet the sky. Connecting these two zones of attraction are a series of public spaces that shift to become tailored specifically to the hotel occupants at the back of the building, and then shifts again to re-emerge on Varrick Street as a public spa, and topped with the roof program. Circulation is used to create a transitional zone for occupancy between program types.