Construction is nearing completion on 106 West 56th Street, a 403-foot-tall office building in Midtown. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by private equity firm Savanna along with Hong Kong-based developer Atom Assets, the slim 27-story structure rises between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, one street to the south of Billionaires’ Row.
Recent photos show the stepped glass curtain wall substantially complete on the main northern elevation, while the mostly blank eastern wall is being covered in its final exterior panels. A section of floor-to-ceiling glass spans several levels on the corner and will provide more natural light for occupants. The mechanical extension above the last office floor is also underway with scaffolding rigs seen on the northern side. Each of the setbacks will act as outdoor terraces for occupants. Meanwhile, down below the tall green sidewalk scaffolding remains standing but should likely be dismantled in the coming weeks or months. The overall façade contrasts with its neighbor to the east, which is clad in brick and stone, and the abutting residential building to the west with its string of balconies and dark metal panels.
The layouts within 106 West 56th Street are tailored to smaller companies with the total rentable space measuring around 90,000 square feet. The largest floor plates are found in the bottom half of the steel-framed superstructure and steadily reduce in size with height. Those working near the top will have views of Central Park and the row of residential supertalls that define Billionaires’ Row.
Developers of 106 West 56th Street are aiming for LEED certification and it looks like the building could open sometime later this year.