The RIU Plaza hotel nears completion at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square, Manhattan

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Work is nearing completion on the RIU Plaza Hotel, a 48-story tower located at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 353,000 square foot reinforced concrete building sits between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and will soon open its 630 rooms to guests. Transom Builders Group is the general building contractor.

As of our last update in April, the rest of the facade work is mostly completed on the tower and podium, which now carries a lot of publicity for the property. The main area awaiting completion is the ground floor, which is in the process of being completed.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Photos taken through the construction fence show the shaped main entrance with most of its floor-to-ceiling glass installed and a black metal framed canopy protruding from the entrance doors. The glass panels for the canopy have not yet been put in place, but it should happen very soon.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

A chip on the west profile is also awaiting its final coating as finishes are underway on the mechanical levels under the parapet of the flat roof.

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY last reported that the podium would need to house a multi-story parking lot and a restaurant on the upper levels before the structure backs off the sidewalk. Hotel accommodations will begin on the seventh floor, with each floor offering approximately 17 rooms. The majority of the windows cover the north and south walls with small vertical bands on the east and west sides which are probably intended for the corridors exiting the elevators.

A revised completion date for the RIU Plaza Hotel has not been announced since it was pushed back from its original target last winter. YIMBY expects the RIU Plaza Hotel to open by the end of this year.

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