12 East 48th Street’s Metallic Curtain Wall Reaches Top Floors In Midtown East

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

Metallic exterior façade panels now cover the entirety of the northern face of 12 East 48th Street, a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel in Midtown East. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hidrock Realty, the slender reinforced concrete building is located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue and is flanked by two low-rise structures.

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

Photos looking up from street level along East 48th Street show the symmetrical pattern scaling the northern elevation. The only portion awaiting installation of the cladding is the podium levels, which sit covered in sidewalk scaffolding and black netting. Additional scaffolding remains between the upper setback and the roof parapet, but this should be disassembled soon.

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

12 East 48th Street, photo by Michael Young

The Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel will feature an outdoor terrace and ground-floor retail space facing West 48th Street. The eastern and western profiles of 12 East 48th Street have been left blank with the expectation that the low-rise structures on either side of it will eventually be replaced by taller developments.

The closest subways from the property are the B, D, F, and M trains at the 47-50th Streets Rockefeller Center station and the E train at the 5th Avenue-53rd Street station to the north.

12 East 48th Street should likely wrap up construction by the end of the year.

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4 Comments on "12 East 48th Street’s Metallic Curtain Wall Reaches Top Floors In Midtown East"

  1. Magnetic.

  2. David in Bushwick | March 25, 2020 at 9:00 am | Reply

    I want to like it, but there’s something disjarring about that facade. Also, the running bond window pattern is getting all too tired now.

  3. Iamthewalrous | June 24, 2020 at 5:58 pm | Reply

    Seems this is coming up to community board 5 that the developers want a 4 year extension
    of time to complete this building site, I think this means it is not a good time to be building hotels in our city ,we have killed our tourist business the pandemic and the looters all contributed to this .

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