Construction is continuing to rise at 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 487-foot-tall, 531-room hotel from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 43-story tower is one of the newest additions to the booming Midtown West neighborhood surrounding Related Companies‘ first phase of Hudson Yards. The project site is located at the corner of West 37th Street, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Recent photographs show the reinforced concrete superstructure of the podium taking shape. The building has more than doubled in height since our last visit in September, when work stood just three stories above ground. It won’t be long until the main tower floors begin and the project’s dynamic massing begins to appear. As rendered, the structure features a unique twisting design that resembles a stack of reflective glass Rubik’s Cubes. The tower’s highly distinctive shape will certainly make it stand out among the ever-growing crop of glass-clad skyscrapers on the far west side of Manhattan.
It will likely be some time until the envelope installation begins, but the multifaceted nature of its design will certainly make for eye-catching reflections, especially when viewed from across the Hudson River at sunset.
450 Eleventh Avenue is scheduled to be finished in 2023, as noted on the construction fence.