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.
The project’s base will also be enclosed on two sides by an 18,000-square-foot LED sign. Witkoff, Ian Schrager Company, Winthrop Realty Trust, and Maefield Development are the developers. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects (PBDW Architects) is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.