Modernization work is shaping up on PENN 2, a 31-story commercial building at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the project involves the replacement of the 412-foot-tall tower’s aging midcentury façade with a lighter glass curtain wall and the full gut renovation of its 1.61 million square feet of office space, as well as the construction of new pocketed corner terraces and a multistory cantilevering volume along Seventh Avenue. GMSLLP is the façade consultant and Turner Construction Company and Skanska are the contractors for the property, which is located between West 31st and West 33rd Streets within the Penn District revitalization master plan.
Finishing touches are underway 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 structure will yield 1.9 million square feet of office space directly to the south of its 996-foot-tall fraternal twin, One Manhattan West. W&W Glass is the facade contractor and AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the Midtown project, which is located at the northwest corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, between Hudson Yards to the west and the James A. Farley Building to the immediate east.
Construction is rising on 355 West 39th Street, an 11-story residential building in Midtown West, Manhattan. Designed by Gilman Architects and developed by Man Hei Li under the 355 Hudson Yard LLC, the 115-foot-tall structure will yield 19,255 square feet with 26 rental units spread across 17,023 square feet, as well as 1,603 square feet of commercial space, 629 square feet for a community facility, and a cellar level. EFIN Management is the general contractor for the project, which is located near the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and West 39th Street.
Excavation is underway for the new Rolex headquarters, a 28-story commercial building at 665 Fifth Avenue in Midtown. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects and developed by the Rolex Realty Company, the 419-foot-tall structure will yield 199,000 square feet of office and retail space for the world-famous watchmaker. Pavarini McGovern is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street.
Façade installation is progressing on 135 East 47th Street, a 35-story residential skyscraper, named Monogram New York, in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Navigation Capital Group, the 500-foot-tall structure will yield 191 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Cauldwell Wingate is in charge of constructing the tower, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues. Anthology Group is the hospitality partner, while Shanghai-based Neri & Hu is the interior designer.