Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Pendry Manhattan West Hotel’s Wavy Curtain Wall Complete in Midtown West

The wavy glass curtain wall is now fully installed on the northern and southern elevations of the 281-foot-tall Pendry Manhattan West Hotel, aka Four Manhattan West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield Properties, the topped-out, 21-story building is part of Midtown’s Manhattan West master plan, which sits directly across Tenth Avenue from Hudson Yards. The Pendry will eventually yield a total of 164 guest rooms and a selection of condominiums on the upper floors.

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Two Manhattan West’s Steel Superstructure Begins Ascent in Midtown West

The steel superstructure of Two Manhattan West is beginning to rise in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 935-foot-tall office skyscraper will ascend directly to the south of the completed One Manhattan West and feature an identical architectural design. The 58-story building will contain two million square feet of office space and is projected to cost $2 billion.

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Sales Gallery for Towers of the Waldorf Astoria Debuts in Midtown East

YIMBY recently toured the sales gallery for the upcoming partial residential conversion of the Waldorf Astoria. Dubbed The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria, the project will create 375 residences ranging from studios to penthouses. Addressed 303 Park Avenue, the 625-foot-tall Art Deco landmark was built by Schultze and Weaver in 1931 and is currently undergoing a major restoration that also includes the renovation of 375 hotel rooms.

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Demolition for Disney’s New Hudson Square Headquarters Gaining Steam as Excavation Work Begins

YIMBY went to check in on the progress of demolition and excavation for Disney’s new 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street, aka Four Hudson Square, in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties, the 22-story building is slated to stand 320 feet tall. Skanska is overseeing the demolition process for the Hudson Square property, which Disney purchased from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million.

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1241 Broadway, rendering from GDSNY

Construction Reaches Top of 1245 Broadway’s Podium in NoMad

Construction has reached the top of the podium section at 1245 Broadway, a 23-story, 200,000-square-foot commercial office building NoMad. Workers from StructureTech NY and Triton Construction are continuing to tie the steel rebar and build the formwork for the reinforced concrete perimeter columns and floor slabs. Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill and co-developed by GDSNY and Sweden-based Klovern, the building will eventually top out at 318 feet tall. CBRE began leasing the building’s class A office space in late 2019.

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