The steel superstructure has reached the halfway mark on Two Manhattan West, a 935-foot-tall office skyscraper in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story building is rising at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, directly to the south of its 996-foot-tall fraternal twin, One Manhattan West. Two Manhattan West will yield a total of two million square feet and its construction is expected to cost around $2 billion.
Recent photos show the progress since our last update in April, when the structure had risen to roughly 20 stories, or about the height that the glass curtain wall currently reaches.
The steel perimeter columns, floor plates, and core are quickly rising as the structure makes its mark on the New York City skyline. The larger floors of the lower levels are fully enclosed, and now the massing of the tower is curving inward on the northern elevation facing One Manhattan West. A flat roof parapet will cap the building, with an architectural height slightly shorter than its counterpart. A 90-degree counterclockwise rotation also visually distinguishes the pair.
Two Manhattan West is one of the final components of the five-building Manhattan West complex, along with the Pendry Hotel at Four Manhattan West. The remaining glass towers in the master plan are the Eugene, a 730-foot-tall residential skyscraper at Three Manhattan West, and Five Manhattan West, which features a Whole Foods Market on the lower levels. The nearest subways are the A, C, and E trains to the east underneath Pennsylvania Station and the 7 train to the west at Hudson Yards.
A completion date for Two Manhattan West is slated for next summer, as stated on the on-site construction board.