Work on Virgin Hotel‘s reflective glass curtain wall is making quick progress at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec, the 476-foot-tall superstructure topped out in February, and over the past months the envelope has climbed closer to the building’s pinnacle. The tower will feature 300,000 square feet of newly built space, of which most will be occupied by its 460 hotel rooms. The lower podium floors 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 hotel.
Permits have been filed for a 21-story hotel at 223 West 46th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the lot is steps from the 49 Street subway station, serviced by the N, R, and W trains. Also nearby are the B, D, F, and M trains at the 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center station and the C and E at the 50th Street station. Andrew Roufail under the SCLB 46th Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Following nearly a dozen years of urban planning and construction costs in excess of $15 billion, the Hudson Yards mega development’s first phase is rounding the corner toward completion as its commercial, retail, and residential properties hit the market. Related Companies has opened three model units at 35 Hudson Yards, the second residential skyscraper within the new West Side neighborhood.
Work on 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards in the first phase of Related Companies’ master plan is wrapping up, as the construction elevator hoists on the exterior of the skyscrapers are in the process of being dismantled. The fast pace of construction at the $25 billion Midtown site was followed by a number of milestone completions, dedication ceremonies, and openings. 15 Hudson Yards is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, 30 Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and 35 Hudson Yards by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
Excavation and pilings work are underway at 50 Trinity Place in the Financial District, where a 28-story Aloft Hotel will soon rise. The corner property will yield 77,310 square feet and 173 rooms, with seven to eight rooms per floor. There will also be a ground-floor restaurant adjacent to the main lobby, as well as a fitness center on the second floor for hotel guests. The project is designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by FIT Investment Corporation, which purchased the Lower Manhattan property for $15 million from Sam Chang in 2012.