Two Manhattan West’s Steel Superstructure Begins Ascent in Midtown West

Renderings illustrate Two Manhattan West (left) and One Manhattan West (right)

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.

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

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. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

The cranes for Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

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.

One Manhattan West with Hudson Yards in the background. Photo by Michael Young

Looking north at One Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Looking southeast at One Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West would rise in front of The Eugene in the view below.

Photo by Michael Young

When looking north from the New York Harbor, the new skyscraper will stand right in front of One Manhattan West.

Manhattan West standing to the east of Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West is slated to be finished around 2022.

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7 Comments on "Two Manhattan West’s Steel Superstructure Begins Ascent in Midtown West"

  1. A shame tower one isn’t significantly taller than tower two as per the initial renders.

  2. I am 90 y/o and am proud of the progress made in reviving this neighborhood. For a long time I knew it as abandoned rr tracks. The development of the park on rr tracks helped as did the move of Penn Sta. Into the former grandiose Post Office Bldg. Businesses will flourish next to the station. The improvement of the docks from 39 to 42 St. And the entertainment available there anchor the north side of this new district. The former Penn Station was destroyed in the latter part of the 20 century and an ugly building replaced it. But now things are being righted. I am proud of the leaders who fought to develop a beautiful and functional NYC.

  3. As soon as the Pandemic is behind us New York City needs to celebrate with America’s first mega tall!

  4. Michael Young is a very gifted photographer.
    I always enjoy the multiple angles and locations that allow a good understanding of things.

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