The Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad is steadily making its way toward completion. The glass curtain wall is closing in on the upper portions of the flat roof parapet, while more steel columns, beams, and metal decking for the podium section of the property have been inserted into place. There will be a total of about 300,000 square feet of newly built space, mostly being allocated towards the 460 hotel rooms. The podium will contain 90,000 square feet of retail. Lam Group is the developer of the property, and Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the address.
The top part of the building where the water towers and mechanical equipment are located have yet to be covered. For now they can be seen from afar. Meanwhile the angled envelope of the first few floors along Broadway, West 29th Street and West 30th Street is becoming more apparent. Part of the roof on the northern end of the property’s podium levels has also been completed. There will be an outdoor swimming pool, lounge areas, and a 22,000-square-foot golf store called Swingers: A Crazy Golf Club.
The best angle to see the building is either looking south on Broadway from Herald Square, or looking north from the same street but from NoMad. The height will comfortably fit within the growing and rapidly changing skyline of the neighborhood. NoMad is still undergoing a major transformation as other nearby hotels and commercial buildings are also under construction.
Completion of 1225 Broadway is expected sometime next year.