Brookfield’s $2 Billion Two Manhattan West Will Rise Without Anchor Tenant As One Manhattan West Nears Finish Line, in Midtown West

Manhattan West, image via Brookfield

Brookfield is officially set to construct Two Manhattan West without an anchor tenant. The near-supertall tower will be the second-tallest skyscraper in the Manhattan West complex, comprising two million square feet of space, rising 935 feet to its rooftop, and enclosing 62 floors of office space, all at a cost of approximately $2 billion. Meanwhile, work on One Manhattan West is wrapping up, with the facade closing in on completion along the upper floors, while the construction crane is now coming down on the northern elevation.

Crane coming down at One Manhattan West. Two Manhattan West will rise to the south of the tower. Photo by YIMBY user, City_Streets

Crane coming down at One Manhattan West. Photo by YIMBY user, City_Streets

When completed, all six structures will encompass around six million square feet of refurbished and newly constructed office space. Crain’s Daniel Geiger was the first to report on Brookfield’s plan to proceed without an anchor tenant.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the design team behind the new twin glass towers. Sitting among the footprints will be a two-acre public park designed by James Corner Field Operations, retail space covering around 250,000 square feet, and a boutique hotel at Four Manhattan West dubbed The Pendry Hotel. That building is expected to be completed around 2021. The Eugene at 3 Manhattan West opened in 2017 as the first completed building, and stands 730 feet tall with 844 new apartments.

Five Manhattan West is the only existing building previously on site, and underwent a complete exterior renovation and makeover. Covered in a new exterior of reflective glass panels, the 15-story building is getting ready for leases from Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and the NHL. The NHL will also have a 15,000 square foot retail superstore, and is set to join Whole Foods and a Peloton fitness center in the central retail courtyard.

The Pendry Hotel, rendering via Manhattan West

The renovated 5 Manhattan West, image via Brookfield

Two Manhattan West is expected to be completed around 2022.

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10 Comments on "Brookfield’s $2 Billion Two Manhattan West Will Rise Without Anchor Tenant As One Manhattan West Nears Finish Line, in Midtown West"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: New tower extruded from the ground looks huge and beautiful when you and me see its exuberance. I was extolled on hard work until progress extensive on design. (Hello YIMBY and thanks to Michael Young)

  2. Housing in NYC is needed for the middle class.
    These tall buildings are not the answer.
    Are there really enough multimillionaires to fill these apartments?
    It will all go from boom to bust.

    • Please pardon my using of your space:
      And your proposal is to build low rise on parcels like this for the middle class??

    • These are office towers, not luxury residentials. Are you recognize the difference between office buildings and residential one? These towers are created new jobs for middle class. They built one residential here, 62 story Three Manhattan West, fully leased, and One Manhattan West became first ever office tower in the America who already fully 100% leased before even construction still not finished yet!!!

      • Please pardon me for breathing: Manhattan West already build a super tall residential building It’s called a Eugene, right next to 5 MW.

    • Tall buildings are the answer for all types of construction when you have limited space.

  3. The world of tax shelters…

  4. Even if the world goes broke, NYC will still be the place to work and live. The “Drop Dead” 70s are never returning, regardless of who is mayor.

    • Agreed. There were very specific cultural reasons as to why large cities declined in the United States during the 20th century. In the long term, cities are the place.

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