Façade installation is continuing on the lower portions of 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 structure will yield 250 guest rooms spread across 150,000 square feet at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street.
Since our last update in March, the exterior hoist has been dismantled from the southwestern corner of the superstructure and the envelope of floor-to-ceiling glass and gray paneling has filled in the vertical strip. Additional construction on the podium is progressing on what looks like a steel-framed, glass-enclosed elevator shaft next to the future landscaped plaza and main entrance. This is seen in the main rendering and will bring visitors up to the top of the podium, where a landscaped outdoor terrace overlooks the intersection well above street level.
Work is also continuing to shape up on the mechanical sections that separate the podium and the start of the hotel floors. The ventilation grilles at this section create a contrast of color and texture with the concrete, metal, and glass materials.
Below is a dusk rendering, spotted on the Ritz Carlton’s website, looking south at Lower Manhattan from the hotel. Hotel guests will have expansive views of the Flatiron Building, the Hudson River, the World Trade Center, and the rest of the skyline from Brooklyn to Jersey City. The relatively isolated position of the skyscraper will provide year-round daylight exposure with no tall buildings directly to the south of the hotel.
A final completion date for 1185 Broadway has not been announced, but the hospitality company’s main website calls for an opening in late 2021.