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 brick and architecturally finished concrete façade of 180 East 88th Street is getting very close to completion. The 31-story reinforced concrete skyscraper holds the title of the tallest structure on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street. The residential project is designed by DDG, with HTO Architects serving as the architect of record. Petersen Tegl, a Denmark-based firm, is in charge of the Kolumba masonry brick façade. The narrow property will yield 100,242 square feet of residential space, averaging 2,088 square feet per unit. There will also be 10,255 square feet of residential amenities and 1,093 square feet of communal facilities on the lower part of the superstructure.
On Monday, YIMBY reported that One Vanderbilt’s crown is now structurally finished. Only two days later, the rest of the spire is almost complete for the 1,401-foot high supertall, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green. Remaining sections for the 100-foot-tall spire have arrived on site, and were spotted on the eastern side of the property along Vanderbilt Avenue, as the initial components were lifted into place and installed atop the tower yesterday afternoon. Full completion of the spire is likely later today.
Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, has finally reached its long-awaited milestone. Construction workers have reached top of the reinforced concrete structure, while work on the reflective glass curtain wall is closing in on the upper floors of what is now the tallest residential building in New York and the highest roof in the Western Hemisphere. The 1,550-foot tall reinforced concrete skyscraper is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, which is expecting a $4 billion sellout. The Nordstrom retail component is getting ready for its debut next month.
Façade work is wrapping up on the Verizon Tech Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel on Roosevelt Island. The 18-story structure is designed by Snohetta and includes an adjacent four-story wing. Graduate Hotels will be the hotel operator of the project, which will have 196 rooms and amenities such as event spaces, a rooftop bar, a restaurant, a cafe, and four 50- to 75-seat classrooms. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the master planner of the campus, while Hudson Companies, Related Companies, and Brookfield are developing the entire Cornell Tech satellite campus.