Façade work has resumed on 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 51-story Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 642-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 379 guest rooms as well as a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the transforming neighborhood. Atria Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
At the time of our last update in December, construction was just topping out and only a sliver of windows had been installed on the lower levels. The site sat idle for some time, but it appears that work has resumed, with more glass installed around the base of the building, as well as above the multi-story podium.
The main tower’s northern and western exteriors will feature a complex grid of irregularly angled panes. Crews were spotted putting together the first set, and this unconventional design will take a little more time than a traditionally flat envelope. However, this will make for a unique appearance that stands out from the rest of the neighborhood, especially in the late afternoon toward sunset, when the light will create a shimmering effect. The two blank eastern and southern walls of the hotel are likely to remain as they are, or perhaps be painted.
The safety cocoon on the top of the superstructure is still in place, and is unclear when this assembly will be taken down.
Below is the previous rendering for 450 Eleventh avenue before it received a slightly simpler modification to its glass curtain wall.
450 Eleventh Avenue is anticipated to be completed next year.