Construction on the Hard Rock Hotel has made a good amount of progress since YIMBY’s last update in January. Located at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, the 225,000-square-foot, 442-foot high, 445-room hotel is designed by Berg + Moss Architects and is being developed by Extell and Hard Rock International.
Demolition work is moving along on 1568 Broadway, a 30-year-old, 470-foot-tall tower in Times Square that formerly housed the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Nearly 75 percent of the building will be razed to create a new 46-story mixed-use property dubbed TSX Broadway. Designed by PBDW Architects, Mancini Duffy, and Perkins Eastman, and developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group, the site sits in the heart of Times Square at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street.
Curtain wall installation is progressing at 145 West 47th Street as the reinforced concrete superstructure rises in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 48-story building will span 141,500 square feet and house a 630-room RIU Hotel.
New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals for new marquees and retail storefronts on the ground floor of the historic Paramount Building in Times Square. The 33-story structure is located at 1501 Broadway at the corner of 43rd Street and currently contains New York City’s only Hard Rock Cafe, ground-floor retail, and office space on the upper levels.
Construction is currently underway on Sam Chang’s most recent hotel project in Midtown Manhattan. Located at 150 West 48th Street, the 34-story building will contain 974 guest rooms, ranking it among the largest hotels to debut in the city this decade.