SOM unveils renderings of dual-tower Manhattan West development

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a new public square.

January 25, 2016 |

Rendering: Millerhare

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill recently revealed new renderings of Manhattan West, its five million-sf project located next to the massive Hudson Yards development project, Dezeen reports.

Manhattan West will transform the New York skyline with two office towers and a slightly smaller residential tower. Thanks to the angled façade and rounded corners of the office buildings and the sharp, precise corners of the residential building, the trio looks like a crystal formation rising high into the New York City sky.

The taller of the two office buildings will stand 67 stories high, offer two million sf of space, and has its sights set on LEED Gold certification.

Meanwhile, the residential tower will stretch 62 stories into the sky and offer 844 apartment units. It will include such amenities as a regulation-sized basketball court, climbing wall, private kitchens and dining rooms for entertaining, and a rooftop terrace with grills.

 

Rendering: Millerhare

 
In addition to the three new towers, the project also calls for the re-cladding and renovation of an existing 1969 building originally designed by David Brody, and a new Central Plaza that will encompass two acres. REX architecture has designed a new glass façade for the building, and the plaza will include seating, landscaping, planned events, and 200,000 sf of retail, restaurants, and other amenities.
 

 Rendering: Millerhare

 

The 67-story office building is not the only part of the project hoping to be an example of sustainability, as the entire Manhattan West project anticipates LEED Gold certification. The Building Team hopes to achieve this through “enhanced energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, high-performance glazing that maximizes daylight, rainwater collection, and regional sourcing for recycled materials,” according to the Manhattan West website.

The entire project is estimated to be valued at $8.6 billion after completion and stabilization. One Manhattan West, the 67-story tower, is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in 2019. Two Manhattan West, the second office tower, will be constructed following the lease-up of the first tower. Three Manhattan West, the 62-story residential building, is currently under construction and plans on receiving its first residents in 2017 with a final completion date of 2018. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Brookfield Office Properties (developer) and James Corner Field Operations, the firm that was behind the High Line (landscape architect), are also on the team.

 

Rendering: Millerhare

Rendering: Atchain

Rendering: Atchain

Rendering: Millerhare

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