Façade work is getting closer to completion on the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1185 Broadway, a 580-foot-tall skyscraper in NoMad and number 27 on our countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in the city. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties, the 40-story tower will yield 150,000 square feet and 250 guest rooms. The project is located at the intersection of Broadway and West 28th Street.
Recent photos show the curtain wall on the main southern elevation nearing the parapet, with only a couple floors left to be enclosed. Since our last update in mid-October, the crane has been fully disassembled and the sections of the façade where it was anchored have been filled in. The main areas awaiting completion are the tall mechanical levels between the podium and the tower, as well as at the summit. Both are shown in the renderings to include landscaping, including tall trees. Meanwhile, work is continuing on the multi-story podium, which will also include additional greenery alongside West 28th Street.
The windowless northern wall is substantially finished and has a very different architectural expression than the relatively transparent and open southern profile. The mostly blank surface has a subtly protruding rectangular block in the centerline, where the egress and elevator core are located. Thin parallel lines are lightly etched across gray side panels flanking the core to denote the location of every story.
The Ritz Carlton is expected to be completed sometime in 2021.