Work is wrapping up on the RIU Plaza Hotel, a 48-story skyscraper at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 519-foot-tall, 353,000-square-foot reinforced concrete superstructure will yield 630 rooms. Transom Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Finishing touches have continued since our last update in late September. The main southern elevation facing West 47th Street is largely complete, with only minor work on the the ground floor remaining. Since our last visit, façade work has concluded on the eastern and western elevations, and the RIU logo has been added to the western face of the crown.
Work is still concluding on the rear side of the building, where a section on the northwestern corner remains to be filled in with the metal panels and floor-to-ceiling windows. The majority of windows are found on the northern and southern elevations, with a smaller set on the eastern and western sides that are likely only for the hallways outside of the elevators.
Housed in the podium of the hotel is a multi-story parking garage, which is tucked behind the large-scale advertisement, followed by a restaurant directly above where we can see the floor-to-ceiling windows and hanging interior lights. Above this, the main tower begins with a repetitive stack of floor plates. Hotel rooms will start on the seventh floor, with each floor yielding around 17 guest rooms. 145 West 47th Street will operate alongside its other RIU Hotel establishment in Midtown, Manhattan located nearby at 305 West 46th Street.
RIU Plaza Hotel is anticipated to open sometime in the first half of 2022.