Construction Update: 20 West 53rd Street, The Baccarat Hotel

The Baccarat Hotel is moving upwards, and the SOM-designed tower has passed its first setback. Floor-plates for the tower get smaller as it ascends, so construction should speed upthough the tower is already at its twentieth floor, it will eventually rise 46 stories and 610 feet.

Since the last updatefrom mid-Marchthe tower has risen at the rate of two floors per week, which is very impressive. If the current speed of construction can be extrapolated, the Baccarat Hotel’s superstructure should be completed by the end of summer. With a subdued yet elegant design, it’s a shame the tower’s presence on the skyline will be so minimalgiven its location in the depths of Midtown’s canyons, it will be barely visible.

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, 20 West 53rd Street
Baccarat Hotel and Residences, 20 West 53rd Street

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, 20 West 53rd Street
Baccarat Hotel and Residences, 20 West 53rd Street

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, 20 West 53rd Street
Baccarat Hotel and Residences, 20 West 53rd Street

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