Construction is wrapping up on 16 East 30th Street, a 22-story hotel in NoMad. Designed by Brooklyn-based firm Baobab Architects and NAA, the 37,000-square-foot structure stands 225 feet tall and will yield 102 guest rooms. The building rises from a small parcel between Madison and Fifth Avenues, next to a multi-story parking garage and adjacent to the base of Sky House, a slender residential skyscraper completed in 2008.
The reinforced concrete edifice has a pair of dark-colored eastern and western elevations, while the main northern elevation is clad in glass and features a stepped and sloped building massing on the upper half of the building. This section is expected to be utilized as outdoor terraces for a select number of hotel rooms. The back southern side is flat and also includes a glass envelope to match the front of the hotel.
The most recent change at the site is the removal of the sidewalk scaffolding along East 30th Street, giving a clearer perspective of the ground floor. We also spotted a black steel canopy being assembled across the width of the project, suspended over a small set of descending staircases that lead to the front doors and into the main lobby. Dark square and rectangular tiles surround the adjacent walls of the property, while four-way glass spider fittings are attached to the top of the steel canopy beams awaiting large panes of glass. The main lobby is going to sit next to a reception and breakfast area.
A final opening date for 16 East 30th Street was not announced, but sometime in the coming months seems likely.