Work is wrapping up on 140 West 28th Street, a 470-foot-tall dual-brand Marriott Hotel in the Midtown, Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for Sam Chang of the McSam Hotel Group, the 46-story structure yields 173,000 square feet and 531 guest rooms across both a TownePlace Suites and Springhill Suites. Omnibuild is in charge of constructing the edifice, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Flower District.
Since our last update in January, the remainder of the tower’s façade panels have been installed and only some work on the ground floor of the podium remains to be completed.
Thin, dark strips are interspersed every three floors across the height of the structure. The eastern and western sides are covered in warm-colored panels and a small upper layer of dark paneling toward the roof parapet that holds an extended mechanical section. A partially built metal canopy hangs off the side of the first level, while sidewalk scaffolding still covers the walkways around the edifice. It shouldn’t be too long before we see the main entrance wrapping up in preparation for the eventual opening of the hotel.
140 West 28th Street is one of many collaborations between Gene Kaufman and Sam Chang, who have become synonymous with the rise of new hotels in high-density areas across the city such as Times Square, NoMad, the Financial District, and Chelsea. The nearest subways are the 1 train at the 28th Street station to the west along Seventh Avenue, and the R and W trains to the east at Broadway.
YIMBY last reported that 140 West 28th Street is estimated to be finished sometime later this year.