Excavation and piling work is progressing at 3 West 29th Street in NoMad, site of a 34-story office skyscraper from Bjarke Ingels Group. Developed by HFZ Capital Group, the tower will stand 551 feet tall, making it one of the tallest structures in Midtown south of the Empire State Building. The project, which was formerly known as 29th & 5th, is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and will yield nearly 300,000 square feet. Pavarini McGovern, LLC is the general contractor for the development.
Recent photos show that a large amount of dirt has been removed from the southern end of the property since our last update back in mid-March. Excavators are making their way deeper below street level, exposing the eastern and western perimeter foundation walls of the abutting neighbors.
The property is aligned almost directly with the centerline of the Empire State Building, though their disparity in height should leave views of the landmark from vantage points in Lower Manhattan mostly undisturbed.
Not much is known about the insides of the structure, but it will undoubtedly offer tenants panoramic views of Lower Manhattan and the NoMad neighborhood, as well as the Empire State Building three blocks to the north. The relatively isolated positioning of the project will give it full sun exposure virtually all year round.
YIMBY last reported that 3 West 29th Street is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.