Work on the foundations for 132 West 28th Street is now underway. Located in Chelsea between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, the structure will be a 326-foot-tall, 32-story Aloft Hotel with 203 rooms. Peter Poon Architects is behind the design while Frank Ng is the developer. Recent photos show that the building is one floor away from reaching street level.
The DOB permits and rendering posted on the construction fence show a simple building massing with repeated floor plates. A small setback on the roof parapet will make way for two water towers hidden behind a dark-colored louver screen. The eastern and western elevations will most likely be left blank. The window panels will be separated by a staggered pattern of dark-colored frames that span every two floors.
The hotel’s amenities include a fitness center, a ground floor bar and lounge, an outdoor terrace on the second floor, a business center on the third floor, and a club on the 30th floor. The Aloft at 132 West 28th Street will be one of several new hotels coming to the Chelsea and NoMad districts. This will be the tallest building on the block when completed, and will offer views of Lower Manhattan. Work is also underway for another Aloft Hotel in the Financial District at 50 Trinity Place.
A formal completion date has not been announced yet.