Two Manhattan West’s Glass Curtain Wall Approaches Pinnacle in Midtown West, Manhatan

Façade installation is nearing the parapet of Two Manhattan West, a 58-story commercial skyscraper in the five-building Manhattan West master plan in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 935-foot-tall tower will yield 2 million square feet of office space directly to the south of its taller fraternal sibling, One Manhattan West. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is aiming for LEED Gold Certification and is located at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. Two Manhattan West is already 25 percent leased with law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore confirmed as the flagship tenant.

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115 East 55th Street Nears Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on 115 East 55th Street, an 18-story residential building in Midtown East. Designed by SLCE Architects for Zeckendorf Development, the 185-foot-tall reinforced concrete superstructure will yield 71,961 square feet and 58 units. CM& Associates Construction Management, LLC is the general contractor for the Midtown property, which is located on a relatively small plot between Lexington and Park Avenues, directly to the east of Norman Foster‘s nearly finished 425 Park Avenue.

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Permits Filed for 445 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for an expansion of a three-story commercial building into a six-story mixed-use development at 445 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, the corner lot is one block from the Fourth Avenue-9th Street subway station, serviced by the F, G, and R trains. RJ Capital Holdings is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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JPMorgan Chase’s 270 Park Avenue Continues Its Ascent in Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction continues to rise on 270 Park Avenue, JPMorgan Chase‘s new 1,388-foot-tall, 70-story supertall headquarters in Midtown East. Severud Associates is the engineer of record and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) designed the structural foundation elements for the 2.5 million-square-foot tower, which takes up a full city block between Park and Madison Avenues and 47th and 48th Streets.

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