30 West 39th Street Tops Out in Midtown

30 West 39th Street. Designed by Peter Poon Architects

Construction has topped out at 30 West 39th Street, a 300-room hotel in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Fortuna Realty, the 27-story reinforced concrete structure stands 323 feet tall and spans 133,500 square feet. Leeding Builders Group, LLC is the general contractor for the project.

Recent photos reveal how quickly the structure progressed since YIMBY’s last update in mid January, when construction had just passed the podium. Now the topped-out building has almost its entire curtain wall installed on the main northern elevation.

30 West 39th Street. Photo by Michael Young

30 West 39th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The rendering above previously depicted a bright gold envelope, but luckily the actual façade is composed of more traditional blue-tinted glass. The primary sections awaiting completion are the podium levels and the final upper floors, which are rendered with distinctive oval-shaped cutouts behind which will sit a proposed rooftop bar. Other amenities include a ground-floor restaurant, a lounge, a fitness center, and a business center. The setbacks near street level will come with landscaped outdoor space. The closest subways to the site are the B, D, F, M, and 7 trains at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station.

YIMBY previously reported that 30 West 39th Street would finish by this fall, though sometime in the first half of 2021 seems more likely.

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12 Comments on "30 West 39th Street Tops Out in Midtown"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | August 18, 2020 at 7:38 am | Reply

    Strongly constructed in the air, from ground up to its topped-out: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. That rendering is the most ridiculous and most ugly rendering I’ve ever seen. In reality, 30 West 39th Street looks quite allright.

  3. Well, that’s not very good now, is it?

    Standards continue to drop, with developers choosing between SLCE, Gene Kaufman and Peter Poon.

    Do better than this, please.

  4. Well, looks like the Poon has turned to blue! ?

  5. I’m old enough to remember when the 50 story Americana opened; muted yellow. It fit. But if this building is going to be yellow as in the rendering, it’s atrocious. It’s like the Marriott in Times Square – “Houston, Texas.” This one would fit in “Miami Beach, Florida.”

  6. I particularly like those 30-foot-tall people on the roof.

  7. Oh Boy! The Poon Platoon on full patrol!

  8. What is the story about all these hotels renting out their suites to the homeless on the Upper Westside and forcing people to move out of their apartment. If it wasn’t for the community sharing this information about buses coming late in the night dropping them off and the people who live in these communities are leaving because of the huge increase in crime. Example: the woman who was stabbed in the back by a stranger as she walked to the subway to purchasea metrocard.
    As you talk about all thes luxury hotel coming up, you fail to talk about the luxury hotels already up and not able to rent to tourist because they are not coming to America as before due to the pandemic. Why not talk about the issues with these hotel from the Upper Westside down to the lower midtown hotel that are taking anything and everything to keep afloat.
    Unfair of your to only talk about the rich developer and not speak the truth to the citizen of Manhattan.

  9. Heath Waldorf - Bird Control Advisory | August 21, 2020 at 12:50 pm | Reply

    Just have to laugh when renderings show flocks of birds… for me as a bird control consultant for architectural design, it’s amusing. Then I see how reflective (mirrored) the glazing is and I think about how many birds will crash into this building!

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