Construction is rising steadily at Two Manhattan West, a 935-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown West and number ten on our countdown of the tallest projects under construction in New York. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story structure is rising directly to the south of the completed One Manhattan West, its 996-foot-tall fraternal twin. Two Manhattan West is rising at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue and will feature the same architectural design like its northern sibling with yield 2 million square feet of office space at an expected cost of $2 billion.
Recent photos show the degree of progress that has occurred since YIMBY’s last visit in late June, when the steel superstructure had just begun to rise above street level. Now, the building has reached the seventh office level above the podium and mechanical floors.
The steelwork has reached the stage of repetitive floor plates, having surpassed the lower stories that feature diagonal beams to transfer loads down to the ground-floor columns. Like its taller sibling, Two Manhattan West will feature a transparent lobby showcasing the pedestal of its concrete core. Construction should continue at a steady pace for some time, and eventually accelerate with the subtle tapering of the massing as work nears the parapet.
Two Manhattan West is the final component in the five-building Manhattan West complex, joining the recently completed Pendry Hotel at Four Manhattan West and the Eugene, a 730-foot-tall residential skyscraper at Three Manhattan West. A central plaza connects the structures and facilitates public access to the renovated Five Manhattan West, which features a Whole Foods Market.
YIMBY previously reported that Two Manhattan West is slated to be finished around 2022.