Renovated Fifth Avenue hotel facade unveiled at 250 Fifth Avenue in NoMad, Manhattan

Exterior work is progressing 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, the project includes the construction of a 24-story tower 230 feet high and the renovation of the McKim, Mead & White-designed building.

Recent photos show the finished look of the renovated facade of the historic structure at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 28th Street. The scaffolding and black netting that hid the building at the time of our last update at the end of October has been removed, revealing the elegantly restored fenestration that brings the lower shore structure back to its original early 20th century condition.

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The richly detailed envelope of the McKim, Mead & White corner building glows warmly in the sun, highlighting the patterns of the bricks, stone panels, cornices and window adornments.

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Meanwhile, façade work is progressing rapidly on the new reinforced concrete extension at the western end of the site, with only a few sections of the exterior of the upper floors awaiting completion. The exterior winch has been removed from the south elevation since our last visit, and crews are currently completing the fenestration of the scaffolding platforms.

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Part of the stone wall on the ground floor has been incorporated into the base of the new tower and is expected to receive the same high quality restoration soon in the coming weeks.

250 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The Fifth Avenue hotel will contain 153 hotel rooms, including 129 in the new addition and the remaining 24 in the historic structure, which YIMBY last reported was called “The Mansion.” The hotel will also include two open-air rooftop bars located on the north and south edges of the 23rd floor with views of NoMad and Midtown. Other amenities include a multi-level restaurant, cafe, bank safe converted into a wine cellar, and a 5,000 square foot ballroom with 20 foot high ceilings and an adjacent outdoor patio next to the main hall.

The final completion and opening date of the Fifth Avenue hotel has not been announced, although it is conceivable that the project could be completed before the end of the year.

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