RIU Hotel’s Façade Gets Closer to Completion at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square, Manhattan

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Façade work is getting closer to completion on 145 West 47th Street, a 48-story RIU Hotel in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 353,000-square-foot edifice is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and will yield a total of 630 guest rooms.

Recent photos from the streets below and from the pedestrian plazas of Times Square show the uniform green-colored envelope reaching the upper hotel floors. Sidewalk scaffolding, metal fencing, and construction barriers still surround West 47th Street and the future main entrance to the hotel.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The mechanical extension placed below the roof parapet is nearly enclosed in its final exterior, which is made with horizontal metal grilles that are steadily going over the wrap-around yellow membrane layer.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern side of 145 West 47th Street is coming along, with work on the lower half taking shape.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Corner metal frame studs on the back northern wall will soon be covered. This is partly where the exterior hoist was once placed, but has been fully disassembled.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street’s podium is reportedly planned to house a multi-story parking garage and a restaurant that will likely occupy the level just below the setback. Hotel rooms will start on the seventh floor, with about 17 rooms per story. The property is part of a large group of hotels that are continuing to be built around Times Square with the faith that the famous Midtown district will recover and thrive once again in the coming years.

The completion date for 145 West 47th Street had been pushed back a number of times, but YIMBY predicts the RIU Hotel will be finished sometime by the end of this year.

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7 Comments on "RIU Hotel’s Façade Gets Closer to Completion at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square, Manhattan"

  1. David in Bushwick | April 16, 2021 at 8:32 am | Reply

    Look Arnelo, it’s new home for people forced to live on the street because the richest country in the world won’t take care of it’s poor and sick citizens. Good Christians and moral people help those in need.

    • yup you got it right.
      another hotel which will soon be a homeless shelter in times square
      The city is spending BILLIONS to house these people in these hotels instead of building permanent housing.

  2. It’s nice looking however it’s just poor timing .
    Tourism is way down. It msybe be better to sell each room in a new way as a condo room.

  3. Terrific!

  4. David : Sent From Heaven. | April 17, 2021 at 5:40 am | Reply

    Thanks for shape.

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