The steel superstructure of Two Manhattan West is beginning to rise in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 935-foot-tall office skyscraper will ascend directly to the south of the completed One Manhattan West and feature an identical architectural design. The 58-story building will contain two million square feet of office space and is projected to cost $2 billion.
Photos from Edge at Hudson Yards show the degree of progress since YIMBY’s last update in December. Steel columns are beginning formation around the two construction cranes, and a large, deep truss has been constructed on the northern end of the plot. Metal decking above and below ground level await steel rebar to be tied down before the concrete pour to form the floor slabs.
The site is located at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, immediately to the west of the upcoming expansion of Pennsylvania Station into the James A. Farley Building. Other components of the Manhattan West complex that have yet to open are the nearly finished Pendry Hotel, aka 4 Manhattan West, and the public plaza in the center of the master plan that will connect to a Whole Foods Market, a Peloton fitness studio, and market hall called Manhattan Eats.
Two Manhattan West will have the same reflective curtain wall and gently sloped profile as One Manhattan West. The only difference, aside from its slightly shorter height, is the orientation of the sloped façade to the north, rather than to the east like its sibling.
Two Manhattan West would rise in front of The Eugene in the view below.
When looking north from the New York Harbor, the new skyscraper will stand right in front of One Manhattan West.
Two Manhattan West is slated to be finished around 2022.