Construction rising quickly at 223 West 46th Street, a 34-story Marriott SpringHill hotel in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by McSam Hotel Group, the tower will yield 70,000 square feet and 200 rooms.
Recent photos show the degree of progress that has occurred since our last update in early June, when the building’s foundations were just reaching street level. The reinforced concrete superstructure’s wooden form work continues to ascend with every completed set of floor slabs, columns, and walls. Installation of the curtain wall, which appears to feature a typical Gene Kaufman aesthetic of metal panels and large glass windows, has yet to commence. Overall, the building’s symmetrical and straightforward massing should enable vertical progress to continue at its rapid pace.
Hotel guest amenities will include a garden-level fitness center, a ground-floor restaurant with outdoor seating, and a rear yard. Having an estimated planned height of over 300 feet tall would make this a modest addition to the Times Square Theatre District when compared to other more massive structures like the 1,966-room New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway, located directly across that street. Nonetheless, the addition represents a welcome renewal of the hospitality offerings at the crossroads of the world.
A completion date for 223 West 46th Street has not been announced, though sometime in late 2021 is possible.