Installation of the metallic façade panels is approaching the roof parapet on the main elevation of 12 East 48th Street in Midtown East. Located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue,the slim reinforced concrete superstructure will eventually open as a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. Handel Architects is the designer, while Hidrock Realty is the developer of the property.
Photos from street level and from above show construction workers on scaffolding hanging panels.
The eastern and western reinforced concrete lot line walls are left blank.
Views through the large rectangular windows show that the drywall is up and interior work is progressing. The Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel will feature an outdoor terrace and ground-floor retail along West 48th Street. Work on the southern elevation is also underway and is expected to feature the same architectural envelope as the main northern profile.
The site is located in close proximity to a number of destinations such a Grand Central Terminal to the south, Rockefeller Center to the west, Bryant Park to the south, St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the north, and a large number of shops and flagships that line both sides of Fifth Avenue. Midtown is continuing to experience a boom in hotel development in neighborhoods like NoMAd, Hudson Yards, and the areas surrounding Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station, and Times Square. The B, D, F, and M trains are the closest subways and can be found at the 47-50th Streets Rockefeller Center subway station.
12 East 48th Street should likely be finished sometime next year.