On a plot of land along 48th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, excavation has begun for a 445-key Hard Rock Hotel, designed by Berg+ Moss Architects. The hotel’s Times Square outpost will be developed by Extell in a partnership with Hard Rock International, with an address at 159 West 48th Street. Extell purchased the site back in 2011 for $26 million, along with air rights that bring the project up to a potential scope of 225,000 square feet.
Developed by New York hotelier Sam Chang, a new 180,000-square-foot Hyatt Place has officially topped-out, yielding one of the largest hospitality developments in the Garment District and Times Square neighborhoods of Midtown, Manhattan.
CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, has announced the 2018 pool of winners from its 16th Annual Tall Buildings Award Program. Out of nearly 50 finalists from 28 countries, the awards jury selected the American Copper Buildings in New York City for the top honor.
Margaritaville is suddenly going to be substantially more accessible to New Yorkers. An eponymous holding company has announced they will open a branded “Margaritaville” hotel at 560 Seventh Avenue, on 7th Avenue and 40th Street, in Times Square, Manhattan. The plan is to build a 29-story hotel with retail space, a three-story restaurant, pool, and rooftop LandShark Bar. Sharif El-Gamal’s Soho Properties is responsible for the development, partnering with the non-union Chip, Andrew Weiss, and MHP Real Estate Services.
Today, YIMBY has a look at plans for the restoration and expansion of Cort Theater, at 138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The building is in the heart of the Times Square Theater District, and was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, first opening its doors back in 1912.