Work is wrapping up on Two Bryant Park, a 15-story commercial building at 1100 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Brookfield Properties in [partnership with The Swig Company, the project involves the replacement of the dark mid-century façade with a modern glass curtain wall, renovation of the building’s 386,190 square feet of interiors, and a revamped public plaza. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which is located on Sixth Avenue between West 42nd and 43rd Streets, directly across from Bryant Park.
At the time of our last update in December, the sidewalk scaffolding had recently been dismantled, revealing the new retail frontage. Since then, the construction elevator has been removed from the northern elevation and work has shifted to the public plaza on the northwest corner of the plot.
A gap remains in the floor-to-ceiling glass where the elevator was attached.
A separate corner structure by the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 43rd Street remains covered in scaffolding and boards. Renderings show this will hold a small commercial space.
Below are photographs taken in early spring when the hoist was still up on the northern wall and before the landscaping and trees were in full bloom.
The building will feature a new rooftop terrace overlooking Bryant Park featuring views of the Empire State Building and the American Radiator Building to the south, the New York Public Library to the east, and Central Park to the north.
Brookfield Properties’ website features several renderings of the upcoming northern plaza space with the 14,000-square-foot retail component, which is being marketed by JLL and remains un-leased. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels will frame the main lobby, which cuts directly through the edifice and provides views of Bryant Park from West 43rd Street. This is illustrated in the first rendering below.