Construction on the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1185 Broadway in NoMad has surpassed the podium levels and formation of the floor slabs for the main hotel portion is well underway. Located at the northern intersection of Broadway and West 28th Street, the reinforced concrete structure is set to rise 580 feet and yield 150,000 square feet of space and 250 guest rooms. The 40-story skyscraper is designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties. The interiors are being designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
The recent addition of metal clips for exterior panels around the base of the superstructure indicates the installation of the building’s curtain wall may be imminent. The smaller and narrower floor plates above the podium will accelerate the pace of construction, allowing the Ritz Carlton to quickly gain prominence above its relatively low-rise surroundings.
The hotel’s amenities include a spa, a fitness center, bicycle parking, a public ground-floor restaurant with a bar, and a rooftop bar.
1185 Broadway is one of a number of projects reshaping and redefining the district. The Empire State Building was a singular figure for many years, but NoMad’s recent construction boom has given rise to a wave of new skyline contenders such as 1225 Broadway, 1241 Broadway, 3 West 29th Street, Rose Hill, 30 East 31st Street, Madison House, and 277 Fifth Avenue. The rise of these structures over the past few years has extended the verticality of the cityscape south of the 88-year old Art Deco landmark.
Completion of the Ritz Carlton will most likely happen by the end of 2020 or sometime in early 2021.