Glass Facade Climbs Up Hotel at 16 East 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan

Rendering of 16 East 39th Street

The facade work is progressing quickly on the upcoming 22-story Hyatt Centric Hotel at 16 East 39th Street, located near Bryant Park in Midtown. The reinforced concrete structure, which topped out back in January, will include 162 short-stay rooms, a restaurant and lounges on the ground floor, an appointed rooftop, and a rear courtyard. The new 244-foot-tall building will yield 77,858 square feet. Gene Kaufman Architect is the designer of the project.

The site is actually a two-lot assemblage that was previously acquired by McSam Hotel Group from ClearRock Properties and Juster Properties. Omnibuild is in charge of construction.

Recent photos show the reflective glass panels reaching past the halfway point of the tower. The only part of the facade that will not be glass is the mechanical section above the designated rooftop space. It will have opaque white-colored metal panels.

16 East 39th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The base of 16 East 39th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The site is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues. The closest subways include the 7 train at the 5th Avenue/Bryant Park station and the 4, 5, 6, and S trains at Grand Central station. The Empire State Building is only five streets to the south.

16 East 39th Street is expected to be completed sometime this year.

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3 Comments on "Glass Facade Climbs Up Hotel at 16 East 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Doctor development continue. Appetite and attention no need to vaccinate because there are not disorder. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. Thoughtless stupid setback. This city building code is an embarrassment.

  3. Confused in St Louis | March 20, 2019 at 2:33 am | Reply

    I think I’ve figured out what it is about Kaufman’s appearances on this site. It’s not so much the buildings as it is the renderings. Flat and lifeless. But maybe more honest than the glossy ones?

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