Construction on TSX Broadway, a 47-story hotel tower at 1568 Broadway in Times Square, reached a milestone as crews turned on TSX Entertainment’s 18,000-square-foot podium LED display. Designed by Perkins Eastman and Mancini Duffy and developed by L&L Holding Company and Fortress Investment Group, the 550,000-square-foot structure will yield 661 hotel rooms operated by Tempo by Hilton, as well as 100,000 square feet of retail space on the lower levels and Times Square’s only cantilevering outdoor performance stage. Positioned above the new retail space is the historic Palace Theater, which was renovated by PBDW Architects and lifted 30 feet above street level in early 2022. The property is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street.
Last winter, the massive LED signage covering the multi-story podium was switched on for the first time, as seen in our last update in early January. Since then, two smaller LED screens were assembled and illuminated around the midway point of the tower’s southern elevation and at the top of the crown. In between the reflective floor-to-ceiling glass windows are small strips of LEDs that will enhance TSX Broadway’s nighttime presence.
The construction elevator was also dismantled from the western elevation since our last update, and the gap in the façade has been filled in.
The below photos showcase the cantilevering performance stage, which faces the TKTS staircase and pedestrian plazas along Seventh Avenue. The space is accessed through a pair of three-story-high doors in the LED wall that swing inward, creating additional stage area.
Preparations are underway for the installation of static billboards over the brick and stone façade of the elevated Palace Theater along West 47th Street. The following photos show the anchor points and portions of the support framework in place on the building’s wall.
Below are images of the structure from the springtime with the southern signage under construction.
Renderings of the Tempo by Hilton, designed by MATG and Mancini Duffy, show the main entrance along West 47th Street, as well as the guest room interiors with high ceiling spans and views of the New Years Eve ball atop One Times Square. A selection of penthouse suites will sit on the upper floors and provide panoramic vistas of the Crossroads of the World, the Hudson River, Central Park, and the surrounding Midtown skyline. Guest amenities will include a fitness center, an 11th-floor open-sky lobby with coworking spaces, a signature restaurant, a bar and lounge, and an outdoor dining terrace overlooking Times Square.
A new rendering of the Palace Theater interior illustrates its renovated seating space.
YIMBY was informed that the Tempo by Hilton Times Square is targeting an opening date for later this summer, while the entire TSX Broadway property will open in the first quarter of 2024.