Exterior work is progressing on the topped-out Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1185 Broadway in NoMad as the curtain wall approaches the building’s 580-foot-tall pinnacle. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties, the 40-story skyscraper will yield 150,000 square feet and 250 guest rooms, which will sit above a multi-story podium rising from the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street.
Since our last construction update back in late May, the lower levels of the relatively flat reinforced concrete superstructure have been largely covered in the final enclosure of glass and gray-colored stone slabs.
Above the podium setback sits what appears to be a mechanical section with black-painted walls and a series of square and rectangular cutouts in the flat surfaces. These are situated between the row of square concrete columns that run up the edifice toward the roof parapet.
Meanwhile the external perimeter walls for the hotel rooms have mostly been put in place. Diamond-shaped cutouts can be spotted against the glass, most likely protective material.
The main southern elevation contrasts with the window-less northern wall, which houses the egress and elevator cores down the center line. This is highlighted by the vertical array of windows that puncture the slightly protruding concrete surface, which is flanked by thick horizontal strips of gray panels that mark the levels of 1185 Broadway.
From the east, the floor plates incorporate angled corners aligned to the street grid below the property’s footprint.
The Ritz Carlton is expected to be finished sometime in 2021.