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SOM’s Pendry Manhattan West Hotel Tops Out in Hudson Yards

The Pendry Manhattan West Hotel has topped out above the expansive new Manhattan West complex adjacent to Hudson Yards. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the building features a distinctive fluted glass façade on its northern and southern elevations, an interesting departure from the boxy and angular style of the megaliths that permeate this area of Manhattan. The hotel’s official address is 4 Manhattan West and is expected to debut in 2021.

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Scaffolding Covers 137 Varick Street in Preparation for Disney’s Future Headquarters in Hudson Square

A large amount of scaffolding has been set up over the brick and stone walls of 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square in preparation for the building’s demolition. The site is one of several structures that will be cleared to make way for The Walt Disney Company’s new headquarters, which will be addressed Four Hudson Square and reportedly consist of a pair of 19-story buildings. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the designer of the project and Skanska is in charge of the on-site construction activity.

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1241 Broadway, rendering from GDSNY

GDSNY’s 1245 Broadway Completes Concrete Pouring And Begins Superstructure, in NoMad

GDSNY recently finished pouring the concrete foundation slab of 1245 Broadway, where a 22-story SOM-designed commercial office building is set to rise. The future 318-foot-tall, 200,000-square-foot NoMad project is being built by Triton Construction and co-developed by Sweden-based Klovern. CBRE is in charge of leasing both the office area and the ground-floor retail space.

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United Arab Emirates Consulate’s Façade Takes Shape at 315 East 46th Street in Midtown East

The curtain wall of 315 East 46th Street is quickly taking shape in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. The nine-story reinforced concrete structure topped out earlier this year and will be the home of the consulate of the United Arab Emirates. Plaza Construction is building the 145-foot tall structure, which is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Fisher Brothers.

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388-390 Greenwich Street’s Curtain Wall Makeover Nearly Complete in Tribeca

The installation of new glass curtain walls on the lower levels of 388 Greenwich Street and its annex at 390 Greenwich Street is almost complete. The taller, 39-story office building rises above the Tribeca waterfront across from Pier 25 and Pier 26. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the 14-story-high glass envelope, while Gensler is leading the interior renovations in both structures.

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