The 23-story reinforced concrete structure at 250 Fifth Avenue has topped out in NoMad. The 230-foot-tall hotel tower is located along West 28th Street directly adjacent to an 111-year-old McKim, Mead & White-designed five-story building with a landmarked façade. PBDW Architects and Perkins Eastman are the designers of the addition, which is being developed by Flaneur Hospitality.
Construction on the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1185 Broadway in NoMad has surpassed the podium levels and formation of the floor slabs for the main hotel portion is well underway. Located at the northern intersection of Broadway and West 28th Street, the reinforced concrete structure is set to rise 580 feet and yield 150,000 square feet of space and 250 guest rooms. The 40-story skyscraper is designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties. The interiors are being designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
The Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad is steadily making its way toward completion. The glass curtain wall is closing in on the upper portions of the flat roof parapet, while more steel columns, beams, and metal decking for the podium section of the property have been inserted into place. There will be a total of about 300,000 square feet of newly built space, mostly being allocated towards the 460 hotel rooms. The podium 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 address.
Permits have been filed for a three-story hotel at 4325 Park Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx. Located between East 179th Street and East 180th Street, the lot is near the Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Matat Yuri under the 425 East 179th Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade work is wrapping up on the Verizon Tech Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel on Roosevelt Island. The 18-story structure is designed by Snohetta and includes an adjacent four-story wing. Graduate Hotels will be the hotel operator of the project, which will have 196 rooms and amenities such as event spaces, a rooftop bar, a restaurant, a cafe, and four 50- to 75-seat classrooms. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the master planner of the campus, while Hudson Companies, Related Companies, and Brookfield are developing the entire Cornell Tech satellite campus.