450 Eleventh Avenue facade installation resumes at Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Facade work has resumed at 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 offer 379 guest rooms as well as a business center, ballroom, and fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace. overlooking the neighborhood in full transformation. . 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 had just finished and only a few windows had been installed on the lower levels. The site sat idle for a while, but it appears work has resumed, with more glass installed around the base of the building, as well as above the multi-storey podium.

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

The north and west exteriors of the main tower will feature an intricate grid of irregularly angled panes. Crews have been spotted assembling the first set, and this unconventional design will take a bit longer than a traditionally flat cover. However, it will give a unique appearance that stands out from the rest of the neighborhood, especially in the late afternoon towards sunset, when the light creates a shimmering effect. The two blank east and south walls of the hotel will likely remain as they are or perhaps be painted.

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

The safety cocoon atop the superstructure is still in place and it is unclear when this assembly will be dismantled.

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

450 11th Ave. Photo by Michael Young

Below is the previous render of 450 Eleventh Avenue before it received a slightly simpler modification to its glass curtain wall.

The previous design at 450 Eleventh Avenue. Designed by the DSM design group

450 Eleventh Avenue is expected to be completed next year.

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