Construction continues at Brookfield Properties' Manhattan West, the six building mixed use mega-development adjacent to the new Hudson Yards neighborhood. The latest component of the project to begin construction, One Manhattan West, is now rising above street level. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the 67-story tower will offer 2.1 million square feet of office space when it opens in 2019. A slightly smaller 62-story office tower at Two Manhattan West, also designed by SOM, will follow in 2021.
Situated adjacent to 5 Manhattan West, Brookfield's 62-story, 844-units residential tower at 401 West 31st Street has topped out and much of the glass curtain wall has been installed. The design of the curtain wall includes a horizontal mullion cap at the intermediate mullion directly above the integrated louver for the PTAC units and a pronounced horizontal metal spandrel panel every fourth floor. Design of the tower is by SOM, architects for the two office towers set to eventually rise to the east, with SLCE Architects serving as Architect of Record.
At 5 Manhattan West, a 1969 Brutalist office building currently being renovated by REX, installation of the glass curtain wall has completed on all but the corner piers and ground floor spaces. The original precast concrete façade has been removed and replaced with pleated glass curtain wall panels that restore floor area lost in the original sloped design. Occupation in the zone adjacent to the facade was previously impeded by the sloped walls.
Architects: REX (Five Manhattan West), SLCE (401 West 31st Street [Architect of Record], SOM (401 West 31st Street [Design Architect], 1 Manhattan West, Master Plan Architect); Landscape Architects: James Corner Field Operations; Developer: Brookfield; Program: Office, Residential, Retail; Location: Hudson Yards District, New York, NY; Completion: 2016 (Five Manhattan West, 401 West 31st Street); 2020 (One and Two Manhattan West).