Construction Update: 3 Manhattan West Rising Quickly, Gets Cladding

3 Manhattan West3 Manhattan West, photo by Tectonic

While it’s taken over a decade for the first few projects to get moving along the Far West Side, both Hudson Yards and Manhattan West are now well underway, with the concrete for 10 Hudson Yards having topped-out just last week. Now, we have an update from Tectonic with photos of 3 Manhattan West. Completion is slightly further out at the future residential tower, but the building is rapidly rising into the Midtown skyline, and cladding installation now underway.

3 Manhattan West

3 Manhattan West

The tower will eventually stand 62 floors and 702 feet to its roof, with 844 units in total. Re-inventing the Far West Side as a mixed-use neighborhood is a major priority for the area’s various developers, and this component of Manhattan West will help round-out the impact of the site’s two future office supertalls. Besides that, it’ll also be one of the larger apartment buildings on the Far West Side, coming close to the giants of West 42nd Street in terms of total scope.

At the moment, the superstructure rises about 25 floors above street level, which is a major increase since it was just starting to poke above ground this past July. Completion is tentatively estimated for July of 2017, and given that timeframe, the building will likely reach its final floors in the next year or so.

3 Manhattan West

3 Manhattan West

Progress has also been substantial on the renovation and re-cladding of 5 Manhattan West, which will make for a major positive change along the Tenth Avenue corridor. The revamp of the formerly hulking structure has added a contemporary glass facade, and will also open up the ground levels to surrounding blocks. The site may also be integrated into the High Line, though details on the spur’s extension remain a bit murky.

The entirety of Manhattan West is not likely to reach completion until 2020 or so, but leasing news for the two office towers has been positive, with Skadden Arps already committing to the first office supertall, and Qatar now entering as a development partner as well.

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