The Virgin Hotels at 1225 Broadway has made a quick and steady amount of progress on the reflective glass curtain wall. The NoMad superstructure topped out in February and stands 476 feet tall. Much of the envelope went up in the last couple of months and is climbing closer to the top of the skyscraper. There will be 300,000 square feet of newly built space, most of which is going to house 460 hotel rooms. 90,000 square feet of retail will sit on the lower podium floors. Stantec is the designer of the glass building, while Lam Group is the developer of the Midtown property. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the hotel.
Permits have been filed for a 21-story hotel building at 223 West 46th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the lot is steps from the 49 Street subway station, serviced by the N, R, and W trains. Also nearby is the B, D, F, and M trains at 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center station and the C and E at the 50th Street station. Andrew Roufail under the SCLB 46th Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Installation of the dark-colored curtain wall panels has begun at Rose Hill, aka 30 East 29th Street, in NoMad. The Art Deco-inspired envelope now covers the podium and first residential floors of the future 45-story skyscraper, which is located between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by Rockefeller Group, the tower will stand 639 feet tall and become one of the most prominent structures in the neighborhood. CORE is managing sales and the marketing of the units.
Following nearly a dozen years of urban planning and construction costs in excess of $15 billion, the Hudson Yards mega development’s first phase is rounding the corner toward completion as its commercial, retail, and residential properties hit the market. Related Companies has opened three model units at 35 Hudson Yards, the second residential skyscraper within the new West Side neighborhood.
Work on 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards in the first phase of Related Companies’ master plan is wrapping up, as the construction elevator hoists on the exterior of the skyscrapers are in the process of being dismantled. The fast pace of construction at the $25 billion Midtown site was followed by a number of milestone completions, dedication ceremonies, and openings. 15 Hudson Yards is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, 30 Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and 35 Hudson Yards by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.