Construction Appears to Stall on Hard Rock Hotel at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square

159 West 48th Street. Rendering via Curbed NY

YIMBY checked in on 159 West 48th Street in Times Square, the site of the first Hard Rock Hotel in New York City, where work appears to have stopped. Thick planks of wood can be spotted covering the exposed steel rebar protruding from the completed reinforced concrete foundations. The project is designed by Berg + Moss Architects and is being developed by Extell and Hard Rock International.

The construction crane was previously installed back in June, and since then more of the foundation walls were finished. None of the core walls and sub-level columns and floor slabs have been formed yet.

159 West 48th Street. Photo by Michael Young

159 West 48th Street. Photo by Michael Young

159 West 48th Street. Photo by Michael Young

159 West 48th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The site is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, just off Times Square. The 225,000-square-foot hotel will yield 445 rooms upon completion. The main rendering shows this will become a fairly tall superstructure with a sleek glass curtain wall on the main southern profile featuring long corner balconies and wrap-around glass on the lower floors. The Hard Rock logo will be conspicuously placed and illuminated atop the hotel floors and the proposed outdoor rooftop lounge and bar, which would likely be among one the highest rooftop bars in New York City. There will also be a restaurant, a lobby lounge, and an underground speakeasy.

No completion date for the Hard Rock Hotel has been announced yet.

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8 Comments on "Construction Appears to Stall on Hard Rock Hotel at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square"

  1. It’s because of the Hard Rock hotel in New Orleans that just collapsed.

  2. Probably stopped due to the collapse of the one in New Orleans, maybe some sort of investigation going on I’d wager.

    • the work stoppage predates the New Orleans collapse. the issue is that extell can’t raise money anymore. is it game over for gary?

  3. It could be a change over from the foundation contractor to the superstructure contractor. The wood over the rebar is a basic safety practice.
    The disaster in NOLA wouldn’t affect this project so quickly, if at all. Hard Rock does not build the hotels-they are by outside development companies.

  4. I live next to the construction site. They haven’t been working on it for months. It has nothing to do with New Orleans.

  5. Arthur O. Klock Jr. | October 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm | Reply

    Can’t you tell what a non-union job site looks like? It looks like this in New York. Or it looks like a pile of rubble in New Orleans, that’s what it looks like.

  6. Update: Looks like they’ve started again. Lots of workers there today.

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