In December 2014, YIMBY noticed excavation beginning at 401 West 31st Street, in Midtown West, where Brookfield Properties is developing a 64-story, 790-unit residential building, featuring 3,440 square feet of retail space; now the building is a floor above street level, per Curbed. The building will measure a total 756,700 square feet, and SOM is designing, while SLCE is serving as the architect of record. Completion of the tower is expected in Summer 2017.
The tower is only a portion of Brookfield’s entire Manhattan West redevelopment. Excavation is underway on the first office building, dubbed 1 Manhattan West, which will stand 69 stories and span nearly 1,650,000 square feet at 401 Ninth Avenue. The renovation and re-clad of the 16-story, 1.8 million square-foot building at 450 West 33rd Street is also making rapid progress.