The reinforced concrete superstructure of 1245 Broadway, a 23-story office building from Skidmore Owings and Merrill, is steadily rising in NoMad. Co-developed by GDSNY and Sweden-based Klovern, the 318-foot-tall structure will bring 200,000 square feet of commercial space to the booming neighborhood. StructureTech NY and Triton Construction are in charge of construction, and CBRE began leasing the building’s class A office space in late 2019.
Tectonic’s photos show the superstructure approaching the second setback above the podium, which is clearly defined by its thick concrete cornice. The climbing formwork is gradually revealing the rigid grid of perimeter concrete columns, each of which is subtly sculpted with thin vertical grooves. This pattern is replicated throughout the entirety of the structure.
The central section of the edifice introduces variations in the massing with carved out volumes, cantilevering corners, and perpendicularly oriented setbacks that will become outdoor terraces for office workers. There will be a setback on the northern elevation at the ninth level, followed by another on the eastern profile at the 12th level, leading to the third and final segment of 1245 Broadway.
The nearest subway stations are 34th Street-Herald Square one block away to the north, serviced by the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, and W trains, and the 33rd Street PATH station. Penn Station is also nearby at Seventh Avenue and 34th Street with access to the 1, 2, 3, A, C, and E trains and the New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, and VIA Rail Canada train lines.
Work is expected to be completed around the end of 2020.