The brick envelope is nearing the top of 292 Fifth Avenue, a new mixed-use hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architect on the border of Koreatown and NoMad. Developed by Sam Chang, the 21-story project is located between West 30th Street and West 31st Street and is slated to house a Le Meridien hotel and 16 residential units.
The main eastern profile is still covered in black netting and scaffolding, though the hand-laid brick façade is visible behind it. The brick looks much warmer in color than in the rendering, which portrays the building with a bright white curtain wall. The entire structure will be clad in this masonry, with the exception of the large multi-story section of glass above the main setback.
The hotel will contain 196 guest rooms, averaging 325 square feet apiece. Rooms begin on the second floor and culminate on the 16th story, while the residential component and meeting rooms will occupy floors 17 through 21. Amenities include an outdoor terrace on the 17th floor, a ground-level restaurant, and bicycle storage. The closest transit options to 292 Fifth Avenue are the B, D, F, N, Q, R, W, and PATH trains at 34th Street-Herald Square station, as well as the 4 and 6 trains at the 33rd Street station along Park Avenue South.
Construction should finish before the end of the year.