Virgin Hotel exterior ends at 1225 Broadway in NoMad, Manhattan
Exterior work is nearing completion on the Virgin Hotel, a 38-story tower located at 1225 Broadway at NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 476-foot-tall, 300,000-square-foot structure will contain 460 hotel rooms managed by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group. Flintlock Construction Systems, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is bounded by Broadway, West 29th Street and West 30th Street.
Since our last update in October, construction of the podium has continued, with some remaining work along the south elevation.
At the time of our visit, the teams were in the process of assembling the last pieces of the casing around a set of black mechanical grilles. Glass railings now line the final setback on the slim south elevation, which will likely house a rooftop bar and lounge with views of NoMad and the Lower Manhattan skyline to the south.
Workers on the north side of the hotel were busy transporting discarded waste into trucks where the main entrance will be. Above this area, on the upper floors of the podium corner, are six small rectangular facade voids which will bear the Virgin logo facing Broadway and West 30th Street. The scaffolding and sidewalk barriers should be dismantled in the coming weeks.
The Virgin Hotel is expected to feature an outdoor pool with lounges atop the podium, as well as 90,000 square feet of retail space. A 22,000 square foot golf store called “Swingers: A Crazy Golf Club” will be located below street level.
1225 Broadway appears to be in the final stages of construction and could likely open in the next few months.
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