The upcoming H Hotel W39, at 58 West 39th Street is currently rising in Midtown, Manhattan Designed by Peter F. Poon Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu of H Hotel LLC, the ground-up 28-story, 447-foot-tall project is being built by City Cross Construction Corp., who is the general contractor for the vertically growing reinforced concrete superstructure, which is wedged on a narrow plot of land between Fifth and South Avenues just one street below Bryant Park. YIMBY last reported that 58 West 39th Street would yield a total of 41,500 square feet of commercial space, 65 hotel rooms, meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a hotel lobby.
Façade installation is getting closer to completion on the 20-story Marriott SpringHill hotel at 223 West 46th Street in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by McSam Hotel Group, the project will yield 70,000 square feet and 200 guest rooms. Zhong Wang Construction Services Inc. is listed as the general contractor for the property, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
Construction is complete on the Best Western Premiere Empire State Hotel, a 22-story structure at 16 East 30th Street in NoMad. Designed by Brooklyn-based firm Baobab Architects and NAA, the relatively slim 37,000-square-foot structure stands 225 feet tall and yields 102 rooms between Madison and Fifth Avenues.
At number five on our year-end countdown is 570 Fifth Avenue, a mixed-use skyscraper in Midtown. Last week it was revealed that Extell filed permits to develop a ground-up structure with a maximum architectural height of 1,100 feet and 78 floors, making it a potential supertall structure standing on a 43,011-square-foot corner plot bound by Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street. The parcel itself has been sitting cleared and vacant for quite some time, but that will soon change as plans for this latest skyscraper get underway. No architect has been revealed for the project, or what interior functions will be housed inside, though a series of zoning and massing diagrams and ground-floor plans give us an idea about the scale of this mammoth edifice.
At number 20 on our year-end countdown is a pair of mixed-use residential skyscrapers at 495 Eleventh Avenue in Midtown West, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative with Gene Kaufman Architects as the architect of record, the 589,842-square-foot project consists of a 680-foot-tall, 57-story edifice paired with a slightly shorter 653-foot-tall, 56-story sibling that will rise along Eleventh Avenue between West 39th and West 40th Streets, next to the Jakob K. Javits Center. NYC Economic Development Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications that were filed back in late October.