Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards, NYC

The 487 ft. tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards is a rising 51-story skyscraper located at the corner of West 37th Street, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Moncon’s one-stop formwork shop
Doka worked with concrete contractor, Moncon, Inc, providing a one-stop-shop for formwork needs and construction support. Moncon is a highly regarded New York City based drilling, excavation, foundation and superstructure company with previous experience working with Doka.

The slab edge design provided a challenge with alternating projections in both directions, like a saw tooth, which created a tricky gap closure between the slab and the protection screen. A project specific gap closure was needed to maintain a constant distance from the face of screen, eliminating the need for repositioning or increased imposed loads on the structure.

Doka fabricated and supplied special aluminum shoe components to manage the additional distance of the screen from the slab edge. The use of aluminum minimized the weight of the shoes reducing the labor required for cycling. Doka’s superior field service and superb preassembly accommodated the tight installation window.

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The Facts

Project Name
Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards
450 11th Avenue, across from the Jacob K. Javits Center
Type of structure
General Contractor
Atria Builders, LLC
Concrete Contractor
Moncon Inc.
DSM Design Group

Building data

Structure height
487 ft.
Square Feet
212,866 ft²
Construction time
Project completion slated for 2022