Exterior work is progressing slowly at 30 West 39th Street, a 323-foot-tall hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Fortuna Realty, the 27-story structure will yield 133,500 square feet and 330 rooms. Leeding Builders Group, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, a block south of Bryant Park.
Recent photos show little change since our last update in late August. The last row of floor-to-ceiling glass has been installed on the floor directly below the final story of the building, which will feature a series of rectangular cutouts on the northern elevation. It remains to be seen how this section will be clad, though it’s likely the cinder blocks will be enclosed in system of metal paneling. Meanwhile, the blank eastern wall is being covered with a bright white skin. The same exterior is seen on the upper section of the western profile just above 30 West 39th Street’s abutting neighbor. At the podium, cinderblock framing work has filled out the gaps in the reinforced concrete superstructure, though no façade work has begun on this portion of the building.
30 West 39th Street’s former design can be seen in the rendering below. The actual building is a stark divergence from the concept in terms of color scheme and crown design.
It was previously reported that guest amenities will include a ground-floor restaurant, a lounge, a fitness center, and a business center.
A completion date for 30 West 39th Street has yet to be announced, but YIMBY estimates sometime toward the end of 2021 or early 2022 is likely at this point.