Façade work is getting closer to completion on the NoMad Ritz Carlton, a 580-foot-tall hotel skyscraper at 1185 Broadway. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties, the 40-story tower will yield 250 guest rooms across 150,000 square feet at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street.
Recent photos show the progress on the exterior since our last update in December. Since then, work has moved along on the large mechanical levels above the podium and at the crown.
The podium and hotel portion is substantially complete, with its thin strips of gray panels between the floor-to-ceiling glass. These parallel elements break up the fenestration horizontally and add texture to the overall exterior. The mechanical hoist remains attached on the western end of the southern elevation, but should be dismantled over the coming weeks.
Photographs show metal grilles installed around some of the square-shaped volumes located between the perimeter columns. Metal clips are attached to the outer walls and are responsible for hanging these members up. They would go in front of black painted walls, which we can see an example of near the pinnacle. They await the same identical horizontal grilles as its lower counterpart in order to create a cohesive and identical appearance.
Below is an example of the metal clips laid out in a tight grid.
The northern wall is largely composed of blank reinforced concrete, with only one strip of windows down the centerline. This side of the structure is mostly dedicated to the elevator cores and egress shafts.
YIMBY last reported that the Ritz Carlton Hotel will likely finish construction by the end of the year.