Vertical construction is moving full steam ahead on the 42-story, 452-key EDITION hotel (by Marriott) under development at 701 Seventh Avenue. That’s on the corner of West 47th Street in the heart of Times Square. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space, according to the latest building permits. Retail space will be located on two cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Actual hotel rooms will be located on the 14th through 40th floors.
Now that construction is wrapping up on the first phase of Cornell Tech‘s Roosevelt Island campus, and opening is expected in the summer of 2017, per Crain’s, officials are moving ahead with additional pieces of the master plan. Plans were recently presented to Community Board 8 for the Executive Education Center and Hotel, DNAinfo reported.
Last week, YIMBY brought you news that the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar sections of the interior of the 44-story, 1,413-key Waldorf Astoria New York hotel at 301 Park Avenue, located on an entire Midtown block. Now, as part of a planned mixed-use conversion, property owner Anbang Insurance Group has filed applications to convert large swaths of the tower into residential units.
It was just weeks ago that The Bryant, a new building along the southern edge of Bryant Park, celebrated its topping out. YIMBY recently went all the way up to the penthouse terraces to check out the view. The Bryant, located at 16 West 40th Street, is a hybrid: the base contains 230 hotel rooms and, starting on the 16th floor, there will be 57 condominium units. Joining their lobbies on the ground floor will be a restaurant. HFZ Capital Group is the developer.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame has revealed plans to develop the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Hotel Building, a mixed-use structure that will include a museum, retail space, an entertainment complex, and a five-star hotel. Specific details have not been disclosed in terms of the scope of the project, but an preliminary rendering depicts a mid-rise structure. The organization will choose between two undisclosed sites, both of which are located in Manhattan and benefit from tourism and good transit, Real Estate Weekly reported. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is currently seeking development partners for the project. Completion is anticipated in 2019.