Curtain wall installation is progressing at 145 West 47th Street as the reinforced concrete superstructure rises in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 48-story building will span 141,500 square feet and house a 630-room RIU Hotel.
Recent photos from Tectonic show the state of progress on the structure, which is more than half way to topping out. The curtain wall is being installed in step with the addition of floors, and consists of an orthodox pattern of windows and opaque paneling. The floor-to-ceiling openings for the three levels above the ground floor are temporarily shielded by yellow boards. This portion will likely house the planned parking garage. The podium will also contain a restaurant space. Rooms will begin on the seventh floor, and each level will contain about 17 rooms.
The hotel is a short walk from the chain’s first New York location at 305 West 46th Street, which opened in the summer of 2016 as the RIU Plaza New York Times Square Hotel. The façade features a similar fenestration and hierarchy of windows as 145 West 47th Street and is capped with a cube of glass that displays the logo in big red letters.
145 West 47th Street is slated to be finished this winter, as noted on the construction board.