Façade work continues on the Chelsea Aloft Hotel, a 32-story tower at 132 West 28th Street. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Frank Ng, the 326-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure will yield 203 guest rooms. Milestone Construction Corporation is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Flower District.
Since our last update in July, the remaining gaps in the main northern elevation have been filled in and the eastern and western sides have been fully clad in their final paneling. However, the southern face is still largely exposed.
The main façade facing West 28th Street is composed of both floor-to-ceiling glass and gray metal panels, and covers the majority of the edifice with the exception of the ground floor tucked behind the sidewalk scaffolding.
Dark grilles cover the midway mechanical levels.
The back southern façade is the last portion of the outer walls awaiting completion. Metal studs frame the grid of square voids for the large windows.
It was last stated that guest amenities for the Aloft Hotel will include a fitness center, a ground-floor bar and lounge, an outdoor terrace on the second floor, and a business center on the third floor. In addition to this location, there is another Aloft hotel in the works in the Financial District at 50 Trinity Place. The closest subways are the 1 train at West 28th Street and Seventh Avenue and the R and W trains at Broadway, while Herald Square is a short walk to the north with access to the B, D, F, M, N, Q, and PATH trains.
A completion date of fall 2021 was stated on the construction board, though sometime in the early months of 2022 is more likely.