Excavation Commences for 531-Room Hotel at 450 Eleventh Avenue, in Hudson Yards

450 Eleventh Avenue designed by DSM Design Group

Excavation has begun at the site of 450 Eleventh Avenue to clear the way for a new 531-room hotel from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The 487-foot-tall building will be designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Groups. The property is located across from the Jacob K. Javits Center between West 36th Street and West 37th Street.

Recent photos from YIMBY user JC_Heights shows a number of excavators and machines spread across the site at different elevations. The expansion and addition of the Javits Center can be seen in the background of the first photo.

Looking north at the site with the Jacob K. Javits center expansion rising across the street.

Activity on the site is moving at a quick pace and should finish excavation in the coming months

Work on the foundations is likely to start by the fall. The rendering in the featured image shows a multi-story podium with a larger section above for the hotel portion. Commercial retail space will likely be found on the lower levels. The crown appears to be illuminated and the main bulk of the tower looks to be finished with a basket-weave pattern in the glass curtain wall. A total of 212,860 square feet will be created.

The hotel’s location should be convenient for tourists and visitors. Hudson Yards and the 7 train are a short walk away, while the Jacob K. Javits Center is just across the street. The project joins the transformative wave of construction underway in this portion of Manhattan.

A completion date for 450 11th Avenue has not been announced yet.

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6 Comments on "Excavation Commences for 531-Room Hotel at 450 Eleventh Avenue, in Hudson Yards"

  1. First step on the ground and next step that the structure will be decorated by its shape. See distant objects clearly, and I am thinking about the possible future effects of hotel. (Thanks to Michael Young)

    • Thank you david! | July 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm | Reply

      Anxious how there will be such a great sleep place of trains after the snow storm of the sun will rise. Glazed glass may contain a shriek of hyacinths. From a far way up to the sky, we are accompanied by lovely sculptures of lambs with stretched herbs.
      (Thanks To David-Keep it up! your extensive work inspires us!)

  2. Jack Liberman | July 8, 2019 at 9:59 am | Reply

    This should be increased their height for just 5 feet(!), for being qualify it as a skyscraper in international standard. 487′ vs 492′, just 5′ shy off from being as a Skyscraper.

  3. David in Bushwick | July 8, 2019 at 1:13 pm | Reply

    Can anyone explain why Hudson Yards is designed by many different architects, but all the towers are sheathed in silver wallpaper? Was this a design requirement to make a cohesive complex?
    It’s sure no Rockefeller Center…

  4. The “silver wallpaper” is a direct result of these glass towers’ requirements to meet the current energy codes. Glass ends up being highly reflective.

  5. Rick in Queens | July 8, 2019 at 5:31 pm | Reply

    Esthetically it’s disappointing, On the other hand, t’s a lonely space capsule filled with stores that no can shop in. So there’s that at least.

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