Construction is nearing the halfway mark on 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 642-foot-tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 51-story skyscraper will yield 379 rooms and is expected to cost around $368 million. The property is located at the corner of West 37th Street, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center, and will also feature a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace.
Recent photos show a signifiant amount of progress on the reinforced concrete superstructure since our early January update, when work was just beginning to surpass the podium.
The crane and safety cocoon netting are continuing to climb with the pace of activity. At this rate, the building will likely top out before the end of the summer.
The southern and eastern walls are mostly left as flat and blank.
Curtain wall installation has yet to begin, though the structure’s distinctive design is becoming apparent in the staggered angles of the floor plate edges, which will eventually take the form of a stack of reflective glass boxes.
The updated rendering in the featured photo shows a toned-down version of the previous iteration below, with less accentuated fluctuations and the removal of a cantilevering set of floors over the northern corner. Nonetheless, the design will still stand out among the surrounding skyscrapers with its lively fenestration, especially when the sunlight strikes the dynamic façade in the late afternoon and evening. The current rendering illustrates the podium featuring high ceilings with the main entrance along Eleventh Avenue. It also seems like a wraparound set of dark mechanical grilles will be installed above the outdoor terrace.
450 Eleventh Avenue is scheduled to be finished in 2023, as noted on the construction fence.