Two steel frame buildings in Manhattan West stand out in Midtown West, Manhattan

It topped construction work on Two Manhattan West, the 935-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown West and number 13 in the countdown to the end of the year. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story tower will provide 2 million square feet of office space directly to the south of its 996-foot-tall fraternal twin, One Manhattan West. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which aims to achieve LEED Gold certification and is located at the corner of 31st West Street and Ninth Avenue.

Since our last update in late November, the steel frame structure has reached its final height and the glass curtain wall has continued to climb steadily.

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

One and Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

One of the most interesting vantage points from which to view the two towers is along Eighth Avenue between Madison Square Garden and the James A. Farley Building, where the Beaux-Arts facade surrounding the new Moynihan train hall contrasts dramatically with the glass new Manhattan West. complex rises from behind.

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

The columns, beams, beams, and steel struts that make up the hat gear are still in the midst of assembly and will be covered by a flat roof rail like its taller sibling. The final outline and shape will become clearer once the wraparound safety cocoon system is removed and the entire surrounding structure is built.

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Atrium The tall lobby at the base of the skyscraper is covered with a narrow network of metal scaffolding where the shape of the floor slabs sloping inward is framed by steel members that will eventually support the stone slabs, like those seen at One Manhattan West.

Two Manhattan West. Photography by Michael Young

Two of Manhattan West are scheduled to be completed next summer, as indicated on the site’s building plates.

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