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chris08876 Jan 18, 2017 12:43 PM

NEW YORK | 30 West 39th Street | 323 FT | 27 FLOORS
27-Story, 299-Key Hotel Building Filed At 30 West 39th Street, Midtown South


Fortuna Realty Group has filed applications for a 27-story, 299-key hotel at 30 West 39th Street, in Midtown South. The project will encompass 133,523 square feet and rise 323 feet to its roof. A restaurant and an outdoor bar will be located on the ground and second floors, followed by hotel rooms across the fourth through 26th floors. Nobutaka Ashihara’s Financial District-based firm is the architect of record. The 8,662-square-foot assemblage, at 24-30 West 39th Street, is occupied by four four-story commercial buildings. Demolition permits were filed last year.

PeterQM Oct 9, 2018 3:04 PM

Fortuna Realty Begins Construction on 300-Room Garment District Hotel

tdawg Oct 9, 2018 3:14 PM

Ewwwww, looks like that Trump monstrosity in Vegas.

colemonkee Oct 9, 2018 6:13 PM

^ Haha! I was about to say that Vegas gold glass is invading NY!

patriotizzy Oct 10, 2018 9:18 PM


Originally Posted by tdawg (Post 8340030)
Ewwwww, looks like that Trump monstrosity in Vegas.

This doesn't hold a candle to Trump's Vegas tower.

Zerton Oct 10, 2018 10:15 PM

What decade is it?

chris08876 Dec 6, 2019 6:54 PM

Under Construction
Credit: Waymond_Womano

chris08876 Jan 15, 2020 1:05 PM

Under Construction

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Credit: Michael Young via NYY

Busy Bee Jan 15, 2020 2:39 PM

Pure trash

Submariner Jan 15, 2020 6:05 PM

Can someone explain why all these trashy hotels have these godawful setbacks?

Busy Bee Jan 15, 2020 6:24 PM


Originally Posted by Submariner (Post 8800365)
Can someone explain why all these trashy hotels have these godawful setbacks?

My post from another thread a couple weeks ago:

NY DOB sky-plane codes requiring the mass of the building to taper away from the streetwall as is gains height, so most new developments of any height or FAR are required to pull away from the streetwall to accomodate the requirement even if that makes for bad urban design or is aesthetically detrimental. Many architects and the developers that pay them meet this requirement in the most economically beneficial way by having only a very short (and almost always awkward) base that meets the property line while maximizing allowable square footage by building a shaft set back from the streetwall straight up so floorplates remain the same and floors are increased. This may make moderately taller structures on the side streets but destroys a very basic urban design tenet in the process, and in my opinion is a betrayal of the basic stewardship in guiding the building of the public realm the city is entrusted with.

For the unintended consequences see this tower or virtually all new budget hotel towers in the West 30s as well as throughout the city.

A particularly horrific example.

NYer34 Jan 18, 2020 11:51 AM

Developers of crappy hotels:


giantSwan Jan 18, 2020 2:12 PM

How is this allowed in 2020

Busy Bee Jan 18, 2020 3:41 PM

If we want change we have to get the NYC DOB to change these terrible building codes that encourage bad design! I am personally astonished that the requirements that result in these terrible insensitive outcomes have not been pressured to change years ago by the MAS or Landmarks or somebody with influence. Its a humiliating stain on this city that these structures have been built so prolifically and continue to be proposed year after year...

Contact the city! Encourage local media to cover the plague of this architectural trash!

chris08876 Mar 13, 2020 12:46 AM
Credit: Waymond_Womano

chris08876 Jun 22, 2020 10:27 PM
Credit: City Realty

Busy Bee Jun 23, 2020 2:10 PM

Just bizarre, anachronistic and gross in every way.

chris08876 Aug 18, 2020 4:27 PM

30 West 39th Street Tops Out In Midtown


Construction has topped out at 30 West 39th Street, a 300-room hotel in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Fortuna Realty, the 27-story reinforced concrete structure stands 323 feet tall and spans 133,500 square feet. Leeding Builders Group, LLC is the general contractor for the project.

Recent photos reveal how quickly the structure progressed since YIMBY’s last update in mid January, when construction had just passed the podium. Now the topped-out building has almost its entire curtain wall installed on the main northern elevation.

The rendering above previously depicted a bright gold envelope, but luckily the actual façade is composed of more traditional blue-tinted glass. The primary sections awaiting completion are the podium levels and the final upper floors, which are rendered with distinctive oval-shaped cutouts behind which will sit a proposed rooftop bar. Other amenities include a ground-floor restaurant, a lounge, a fitness center, and a business center. The setbacks near street level will come with landscaped outdoor space. The closest subways to the site are the B, D, F, M, and 7 trains at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station.

YIMBY previously reported that 30 West 39th Street would finish by this fall, though sometime in the first half of 2021 seems more likely.

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