Marriott International opened the tallest single-use hotel in the western hemisphere last month near Times Square at 1717 Broadway in Manhattan. The high-rise is 753-feet tall with 68-stories and contains a 378-room Courtyard hotel on floors 6-33 along with a 261-room Residence Inn on floors 37-65. The $320 million hotel is managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts and is owned by G Holdings.

Designed by Nobutaka Ashihara, the building features 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center located on the 35th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor sundeck.

“We brought the first Courtyard by Marriott to Times Square, in the center of Manhattan in 1998, and these new hotels, the Residence Inn Central Park and Courtyard by Marriott Central Park, are the most innovative hotels we’ve built to date,” said Harry Gross, President & Chief Executive Officer of G Holdings. Harry Gross and his sons, Ron and Etai, have completed ground-up construction of five Marriott branded hotels in New York City, with a sixth Marriott hotel underway.

Earthcam documented the 27-month construction of 1717 Broadway with an HD megapixel webcam and turned the footage into a one-minute time lapse video.