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.
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.