Work is nearing completion on the Fifth Avenue Hotel at 250 Fifth Avenue in NoMad. Designed by Perkins Eastman, PBDW Architects, and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and developed by Flaneur Hospitality, project consists of a new 24-story, 230-foot-tall tower and the restoration and hotel conversion of the adjacent five-story McKim, Mead & White-designed structure. CNY Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 28th Street.
The exterior of the tower has taken substantial strides since our last update in October. Opaque glass panels now line the concrete core at the centerline of the eastern elevation, and various decorative elements have been installed, such as the horizontal fins above and below each window and a grid of metal ribs that intersects the warm-hued masonry façade and extends vertically to the parapet. Scaffolding still surrounds the property, but should be dismantled in the coming weeks followed by finishing touches to the ground floor, entryways, and surrounding sidewalks.
Below are additional images of construction from early winter.
The Fifth Avenue Hotel will yield 153 hotel rooms. The tower portion will house 129 rooms and will feature two outdoor rooftop bars on the northern and southern edges of the 23rd floor. A select number of exclusive suites will come with private outdoor terraces. The remaining 24 rooms will be housed in the historic corner building, which is being called The Mansion.
Guest amenities include a multi-level restaurant from chef Andrew Carmellini, a cafe, a bank vault turned into a wine cellar, and a 5,000-square-foot ballroom with 20-foot-high ceilings and an adjacent outdoor terrace next to the main lobby with a capacity of more than 200 people.
The hotel is located two blocks north of Madison Square Park, five blocks south of the Empire State Building, and one block east of the 28th Street subway station along Broadway, serviced by the R and W trains. The local 6 train is also nearby along Park Avenue South to the east.
The Fifth Avenue Hotel at 250 Fifth Avenue is expected to open later this spring.
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It just goes to show they don’t build ’em like they used to.
The best parts of this project, renovation of the historic McKim, Meade & White building, and the exposure of the old “sign” on the building to the left! 🤗
As for the “luxury” tower… 😝
“Nothing to see here folks, keep moving”! 🤣
What exposed sign? The next door building on 28th never had that sign covered as the parking lot in the middle has been there for ages.
What I meant was due to the setback of the tower, it is still visible. One of the few times a setback was a good idea, as it draws your eye away from that generic addition that doesn’t have any relation to the McKim building.
A very happy compromise for history and growth. The new tower design is similar to the best designs coming from the early 2000s, before the Great Recession helped the rich just get richer.
The horizontal fins above and below each window, show the depth. With a grid of metal ribs that intersects the warm-hued masonry facade, slender on its natural corners so prominent features to force into a view: Thanks to Michael Young.
That first pic Michael took with the Empire State Building is so dope!
Very good, if you think of the disaster it could have been
What a stinker, both massing and detail. A total insult to the McKim, Meade and White building.