Façade work is nearing completion on the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 38-story, 476-foot-tall structure will yield 300,000 square feet with 460 hotel rooms. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the property, which is the first Virgin Hotel in New York City.
Recent photos from Tectonic show the majority of the structure clad in its glass curtain wall, with only some portions of the lower and upper floors awaiting completion. Exterior progress has been minimal since YIMBY’s last update in January, with the most significant change being the disassembly of the exterior hoist and the installation of the façade where it once stood. Much of the envelope around the crown appears to be at the same stage of progress as four months ago, while the steel podium shows some additional structure assembly. This lower section will likely be the final part of the edifice to be enclosed.
The base of the building will house the main lobby and 90,000 square feet of retail space, with an underground 22,000-square-foot golf store called Swingers: A Crazy Golf Club. An outdoor swimming pool for guests will sit on top of the podium.
Located at the intersection of Broadway and West 30th Street, 1225 Broadway is two blocks away from the R and W trains at the 28th Street station. The B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W, and PATH trains are also nearby at the Herald Square station. Pennsylvania Station is less than ten minutes away to the west, with additional access to the A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 trains.
A revised completion date for the Virgin Hotels hasn’t been announced yet, though it’s safe to estimate sometime in 2021.