Progress has been quick and steady at 1185 Broadway, aka 29 West 28th Street, the future NoMad site of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Excavation finished in the beginning of January. Since then, the foundations and basement floors have been built to street level and the construction crane is up and running. The $500 million Midtown skyscraper is about to rise at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street. Designed by Rafael Vinoly, developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties, and with interior design by Yabu Pushelberg. The upcoming hotel will rise 40 stories tall and reach 580 feet above Midtown and the surrounding neighborhood.
YIMBY has recent photos of the site from the ground and above.
The construction crane is positioned along West 28th Street near the subway entrance to the 28th Street Broadway station. This will allow it to be attached to the flat southern elevation of the tower all the way to its pinnacle. The crane is also located in what will eventually be a public landscaped plaza that sits outside the main entrance to the hotel. Meanwhile, tons of rebar have been laid out and tied in place on the ground floor. They await the imminent concrete pours to form the slabs, exterior columns, and core walls of the hotel. Part of the first floor will have a double-height space at the southern corner of the property.
The Ritz Carlton will yield about 150,000 square feet and come with 250 guest rooms and 16 residential units. Amenities include a spa, a fitness center, bicycle parking, a public ground-floor restaurant with a bar, and a rooftop bar. Perhaps the most intriguing aesthetic of the hotel will be its overhanging shrubs and plants on almost every level.
1185 Broadway is expected to be completed sometime by late 2020 or early 2021.