New Renderings of SOM's $4.5 Billion Manhattan West Project Next Door to Hudson Yards

Architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) recently released new artistic rendetrings of their $4.5 billion Manhattan West project, expected to be completed in 2020.

Brookfield's seven-million square foot Manhattan West development is ideally positioned at the gateway of Manhattan's newest vibrant neighborhood, the Hudson Yards District. Our project will bring together commerce, lifestyle, recreation and transportation on the new West side.

SOM Unveils New Renderings of New York City's $4.5 Billion Manhattan West
SOM Unveils New Renderings of New York City's $4.5 Billion Manhattan West
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Commissioned by Brookfield Property Partners, the $4.5 billion development encompasses a trio of glass structures including a residential skyscraper and two office buildings, plus a two-acre outdoor plaza and ample commercial space.
Commissioned by Brookfield Property Partners, the $4.5 billion development encompasses a trio of glass structures including a residential skyscraper and two office buildings, plus a two-acre outdoor plaza and ample commercial space.
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The office towers—the taller of which will measure 67 stories (995 feet)—will each possess a single angled facade and rounded corners.
The office towers—the taller of which will measure 67 stories (995 feet)—will each possess a single angled facade and rounded corners.
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Inside, column-free floor plates will offer resident corporations a modern and efficient workplace, capable of adapting to their individual needs.
Inside, column-free floor plates will offer resident corporations a modern and efficient workplace, capable of adapting to their individual needs.
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Meanwhile the 62-floor apartment building—planned to contain 844 residences and an assortment of amenities including a full-sized basketball court, climbing wall, and rooftop terrace—will feature sharp edges and a stepped silhouette.
Meanwhile the 62-floor apartment building—planned to contain 844 residences and an assortment of amenities including a full-sized basketball court, climbing wall, and rooftop terrace—will feature sharp edges and a stepped silhouette.
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Perhaps the project’s most notable highlight is a 60,000-square-foot, landscaped public square designed by James Corner Field Operations—the creative firm behind the nearby High Line.
Perhaps the project’s most notable highlight is a 60,000-square-foot, landscaped public square designed by James Corner Field Operations—the creative firm behind the nearby High Line.
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The entire construction will rest on a 2.6-acre state-of-the-art platform positioned over the existing railroad track, completed in 2014.
The entire construction will rest on a 2.6-acre state-of-the-art platform positioned over the existing railroad track, completed in 2014.
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The massive undertaking also involves the repositioning, re-cladding, and interior revamp of a 16-story Brutalist landmark at 450 West 33rd Street. Originally built in 1969, the 1.7-million-square-foot structure—soon to be called “Five Manhattan West”—will stand fully clad in a new $200 million glass exterior designed by New York-based REX Architecture by year’s end.
The massive undertaking also involves the repositioning, re-cladding, and interior revamp of a 16-story Brutalist landmark at 450 West 33rd Street. Originally built in 1969, the 1.7-million-square-foot structure—soon to be called “Five Manhattan West”—will stand fully clad in a new $200 million glass exterior designed by New York-based REX Architecture by year’s end.
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Occupying the lot bounded by 31st and 33rd streets between Ninth and Tenth avenues, Manhattan West will lie adjacent to the City’s up-and-coming Hudson Yards—a 17,000-million-square-foot development spanning 28 acres (half of which will be dedicated to open public space).
Occupying the lot bounded by 31st and 33rd streets between Ninth and Tenth avenues, Manhattan West will lie adjacent to the City’s up-and-coming Hudson Yards—a 17,000-million-square-foot development spanning 28 acres (half of which will be dedicated to open public space).
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Set to house roughly 5,000 residences, over a hundred shops, a 200-key Equinox® luxury hotel, and a public school, the expansive project is expected to be completed by 2018.
Set to house roughly 5,000 residences, over a hundred shops, a 200-key Equinox® luxury hotel, and a public school, the expansive project is expected to be completed by 2018.
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Beyond the complete overhaul of the existing structure, Cuomo’s $3 billion plan calls for the conversion of a former postal building across the street into a grand indoor plaza called “Moynihan Station” (named after the U.S. senator who first championed bringing travelers into the old edifice), which would connect to Penn Station via a pedestrian tunnel running beneath 33rd Street.
Beyond the complete overhaul of the existing structure, Cuomo’s $3 billion plan calls for the conversion of a former postal building across the street into a grand indoor plaza called “Moynihan Station” (named after the U.S. senator who first championed bringing travelers into the old edifice), which would connect to Penn Station via a pedestrian tunnel running beneath 33rd Street.
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Numerous architecture firms have presented pitches for the proposed expansion—among them SOM, whose submission showcases a 486,000-square-foot waiting hall capped with a curved glass roof, attached to a shopping gallery and dining arcade.
Numerous architecture firms have presented pitches for the proposed expansion—among them SOM, whose submission showcases a 486,000-square-foot waiting hall capped with a curved glass roof, attached to a shopping gallery and dining arcade.
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