Two Manhattan West’s Glass Façade Nears Completion in Midtown West, Manhattan

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Façade work is nearing completion on Two Manhattan West, a 58-story commercial skyscraper in the Manhattan West master plan in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 935-foot-tall tower will yield 2 million square feet of office space and is engineered to achieve LEED Gold Certification. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, directly to the south of its taller fraternal twin, One Manhattan West. YIMBY last announced that Cravath, Swaine & Moore has signed on as the flagship tenant for the building.

Glass installation has progressed steadily since our last update in early March, and the panels now cover the entire crown. The only strip that remains to be filled is where the construction elevator is attached.

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

The majority of exterior work is now focused around the ground level. The outline for the tall arches is now visible with some of the clear glass walls along the southern elevation already installed. A blue waterproof membrane covers the top edge of the base, and will eventually be covered with metallic paneling.

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photo by Michael Young

The below rendering previews the finished look of the base.

Rendering of ground floor and lobby spaces at 2 Manhattan West

Rendering of ground floor and lobby spaces at Two Manhattan West. Designed by Skidmore, Owings  & Merrill

Two Manhattan West is expected to be finished by the end of 2023.

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21 Comments on "Two Manhattan West’s Glass Façade Nears Completion in Midtown West, Manhattan"

  1. I cannot understate just how amazing Two Manhattan West looks with One Manhattan West. It’s so stunning.

  2. So basically I’m this article no mention of the cost to construct such a monstrosity.

  3. I am not usually a big fan of all glass buildings. But I love these two buildings, they look fantastic on this site, and wonderfully juxtapose Moynihan. Why do I like them so much? 🙂

  4. I like the base of the buildings but the remainder is as dull as it gets.

  5. Where was Michael Young when he took that seventh picture? Is it from a drone? That is an amazing view.

  6. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 13, 2022 at 10:37 am | Reply

    Very beautiful and powerful structures on aerial view or street level, immaculate skyscraper to immediately seen. An immense amount of spaces, with exterior so impact: Thanks to Michael Young.

  7. Our tax dollars should have been used for middle income housing.

  8. Excuse me but retarded is a word we use when we don’t know how to,have a proper debate.

  9. I dubb these “Windex Plaza”! 😝

  10. The best that New York has to offer. Wow.

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