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.
At the time of our last construction update in December, the steel superstructure had reached the building’s roof level and work was underway on the frame for the crown levels. Since then, the safety cocoon has come down from the pinnacle and the glass paneling is now about to finish enclosing the final office floors.
Photos taken through the sidewalk fencing show the base of Two Manhattan West filled with a dense network of scaffolding.
The lobby will have a transparent glass enclosure with several tall columns wrapped in white panels that outline the base alongside reflective metal trim and curved edges. This can be seen in the rendering below. Surrounding the outside is an outdoor plaza and several steps that follow the gentle sloping elevation of Ninth Avenue.
Two Manhattan West is on pace to be finished by the end of 2023.