Façade work is underway at 12 East 48th Street on what will become a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. Located in Midtown East between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the reinforced concrete superstructure has already topped out and the curtain wall on the northern elevation is beginning to rise above the ground floor. Designed by Handel Architects, the bright metallic frames that surround the building’s windows will form a subtly oscillating geometric pattern. Hidrock Realty is the developer of the project.
Construction on the Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel has topped out at 12 East 48th Street. The 31-story project is being designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hidrock Realty. There will be a total of 161 rooms, an outdoor terrace, and ground-floor retail space. The site was part of a $47 million purchase several years ago. A reinforced concrete structure makes up the frame of the building, which will be clad with white metallic panels.
Construction for the Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel at 12 East 48th Street is making substantial headway, as the facade and window systems begin to take shape. The 31-story hotel is being designed by Handel Architects and will eventually contain 161 rooms, an outdoor terrace, and ground floor retail.
Back in 2014, Hidrock Realty Inc. acquired, for $47 million, the collection of five- and six-story commercial buildings at 12-14 East 48th Street and 13 East 47th Street, in Midtown, located between Fifth and Madison avenues. At the time, the developer planned to construct a residential tower, but new building applications have now been filed for a 31-story, 161-key hotel. The building will measure 115,924 square feet in its entirety and will contain ground-floor retail space. The hotel rooms will be located on the third through 29th floors, and guest amenities are to include a courtyard on the ground floor, a fitness center, a lounge with a pantry, storage for bikes, and a terrace on the second floor. Financial District-based Handel Architects is the architect of record. The permit indicates the seven-story commercial building at 16 East 48th Street is also part of the development assemblage. Demolition permits are currently on file for the buildings at 12-14 East 48th Street and 13 East 47th Street.
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