MdeAS Architects

PENN2’s Overhaul Continues at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

Work continues on the renovation of PENN2, a 31-story mid-century commercial building at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the project involves a full-scale overhaul of the 412-foot-tall structure’s 1.61 million square feet of office space, replacement of its façade with a modern glass curtain wall, and the construction of a multi-story 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 and a central part of the Penn District revitalization that will transform the area surrounding Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

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Demolition Nearly Complete for 43-Story Skyscraper at 356 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn

At number 27 on our year-end countdown is 356 Fulton Street, a 43-story mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by MdeAS Architects and SLCE Architects and developed by Extell, who paid and signed an $85.9 million long-term ground lease to take over the site from The Feil Organization, the 496-foot-tall structure will yield 475,000 square feet with 421 residential units and 100,000 square feet of commercial retail space. Titan Industrial SVC Corp. is in charge of demolition at the property, which has two more buildings to tear down, and is located at the corner of Fulton Street and Red Hook Lane.

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PENN 2’s Eight-Story Addition Tops Out at 2 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

Last week, Vornado Realty Trust, Turner Construction Company, and Skanska celebrated the topping out of the new eight-story expansion at PENN 2, a 31-story commercial tower at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown. Designed by MdeAS Architects, the cantilevering addition is part of a full-scale overhaul project involving the curtain wall replacement and modernization of the mid-century structure’s 1.61 million square feet of office space. The 412-foot-tall building is located along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd Streets, and is part of the massive Penn District revitalization plan that will add ten new towers to the area surrounding Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in the coming years.

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PENN 2’s Renovations Continue at 2 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

Renovation work is progressing 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 full re-cladding and interior modernization of the 412-foot-tall, 1.61-million-square-foot mid-century office building, and is part of the ten-skyscraper Penn District revitalization plan. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets, directly adjacent to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

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Rendering of One Clinton Park (left) and Two Clinton Park (right) - Courtesy of RXR Realty

RXR Celebrates Completion of One Clinton Park in Downtown New Rochelle

Construction is now complete on One Clinton Park, a 28-story mixed-use tower at 55 Clinton Place in downtown New Rochelle. Designed by PS&S and MdeAS Architects and developed by RXR Realty, the structure yields 352 rental units in one- to three-bedroom floor plans as well as ground-floor retail space. All of the units come with smart home technology, washer and dryer, and access to a full suite of amenities.

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