Construction is approaching street level at 450 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards, site of a 487-foot-tall, 531-room hotel. A good deal of progress has occurred since site YIMBY’s update last October, when excavation was just wrapping up and the foundations walls were still being formed. Designed by DSM Design Group, developed by Marx Development Group, and due to operate under Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 450 Eleventh Avenue is located between West 36th and 37th Streets, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
The wavy glass curtain wall is now fully installed on the northern and southern elevations of the 281-foot-tall Pendry Manhattan West Hotel, aka Four Manhattan West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield Properties, the topped-out, 21-story building is part of Midtown’s Manhattan West master plan, which sits directly across Tenth Avenue from Hudson Yards. The Pendry will eventually yield a total of 164 guest rooms and a selection of condominiums on the upper floors.
Permits have been filed for a five-story hotel building at 1665 Jerome Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx. Located across the street from a Cross-Bronx Expressway ramp, the lot is two blocks from the Mount Eden Avenue subway station, serviced by the 4 train and a few blocks from the 175th Street station, serviced by the B and D trains. Prakashkumar Patel under the Jerome Hotel Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Previously plans for the site included a 13-story supportive housing project called Redemption Plaza.
YIMBY recently toured the sales gallery for the upcoming partial residential conversion of the Waldorf Astoria. Dubbed The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria, the project will create 375 residences ranging from studios to penthouses. Addressed 303 Park Avenue, the 625-foot-tall Art Deco landmark was built by Schultze and Weaver in 1931 and is currently undergoing a major restoration that also includes the renovation of 375 hotel rooms.
Permits have been filed for a six-story hotel building at 634 86th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Battery Avenue and 86th Street, the corner lot is a short walk west to the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the R train. Xiaojun Chen under the Sunshine Brooklyn LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.