Construction is rising on the H Hotel W39, a 28-story hotel tower at 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Peter F. Poon Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu of H Hotel LLC, the 447-foot-tall project will yield 41,500 square feet of commercial space, 65 hotel rooms, meeting rooms, and a fitness center. City Cross Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a narrow plot between Fifth and South Avenues, just one block below Bryant Park.
58 West 39th Street’s design begins with a series of repetitive floor plates that give way to a dramatic cantilever high over the streets. The rest of the tower then gradually tapers as it rises, culminating in a curved glass crown. The massing features a mix of sharp and rounded corners and the overall facade appears to be made up of floor-to-ceiling interspersed with metal spandrels.
The blank eastern side of the building will likely be made of reflective panels as depicted in the aerial rendering below. We can also expect the very top floors to offer views of Bryant Park, Hudson Yards to the west, the Empire State Building, and the rest of the Midtown skyline to the north.
Another subtle design element is an LED light strip tucked directly below the western-facing cantilever.
The structure is still climbing between the adjacent neighbors. Several floors have been added since our last update in early October. Metal clips are visible on the edges of the lower floor plates, signaling the imminent installation of the curtain wall.
The nearest subways are the B, D, F, M, and 7 trains at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station.
No revised completion date has been announced for 58 West 39th Street, though YIMBY predicts the hotel to be done and operating in early 2023.