Last week, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Brookfield Properties announced the completion of Two Manhattan West, a 58-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown West. The 935-foot-tall structure yields 1.9 million square feet of office space and is the final component of the 7-million-square-foot Manhattan West complex, a $4.5 billion, five-building master plan more than 40 years in the making. R&R Scaffolding Ltd. supplied the BMUs and AECOM Tishman served as the general contractor for Two Manhattan West, which is located at the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 31st Street, between the James A. Farley Building to the east and Hudson Yards to the west.
Renovation work has concluded on Lever House, a landmarked 21-story International Style office tower at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by WatermanClark, Brookfield Properties, Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, Integrated Conservation Resources, and Integrated Conservation Contracting, the project involved an overhaul of the ground-floor pedestrian plaza, main lobby, and ventilation and sustainability systems of the 307-foot-tall, 71-year-old structure, as well as the construction of new amenity spaces. Marmol Radziner was the interior designer and Pavarini McGovern was the general contractor for the property, which is located along Park Avenue between East 53rd and 54th Streets.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for Lincoln at Bankside Phase 2, a 25-story residential building at 101 Lincoln Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Brookfield, the structure yields 921 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 132 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $86,572 to $198,250.
The massive modernization and redevelopment of Class A office building 22 Vanderbilt is nearing its completion. Owned by Milstein Properties, the 1.1 million-square-foot Midtown tower with direct underground access to Grand Central Terminal, is receiving over 275,000 square feet of hospitality-driven amenity spaces and services designed by SHoP Architects. Formerly known as 335 Madison, 22 Vanderbilt is among the most sought-after office buildings in New York City due to its direct connections to transit hubs, upgraded building system, and expansive amenity package. Since its rebranding in early 2023, over 120,000 square feet of leases have been signed, including one of Midtown’s largest new leases in 2023 with global public relations firm Joele Frank.
Construction is finished on the High Line – Moynihan Connector, an L-shaped 600-foot-long extension of the 1.5-mile High Line linking the popular elevated green park with the five-building Manhattan West complex in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and James Corner Field Operations and developed in a public-private partnership between Empire State Development (ESD), Friends of the High Line, and Brookfield Properties, the $50 million project is composed of two ADA-accessible bridges that provide a safer and easier means of access to Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station. Turner Construction Company was the general contractor for the walkway, which runs along West 30th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and turns to the north at Dyer Avenue to connect to the elevated southwestern corner of the Manhattan West plaza above West 31st Street.