Brookfield Properties today announced the opening of One Manhattan West, a 67-story, 2.1-million-square-foot office tower located on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, One Manhattan West is the first new office tower to open as part of Brookfield Properties’ Manhattan West complex, an eight-acre district being developed on Manhattan’s West Side. Approximately 90 percent leased, with 97,000 rentable square feet still available, the new tower’s roster of tenants include Accenture, EY, McKool Smith, the National Hockey League and Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
“One Manhattan West is New York City’s newest iconic office address, and we are proud to open its doors 90 percent leased,” said Ric Clark, Chairman, Brookfield Property Group. "Our aim for One Manhattan West was to create a timeless office tower that would help companies driving the world’s economy attract, retain, and get the most out of their workforces. The finished product exceeds even our own substantial expectations. I want to thank our first-rate team of design, construction, and financial partners for helping us realize this vision.”
Stretching from Ninth to Tenth Avenues and 31st to 33rd Streets, Manhattan West is Brookfield Properties’ newest and most innovative placemaking destination, focusing on culture, wellness, sustainability, and experience. It incorporates the best of Brookfield Properties’ global network of mixed-use complexes and portfolio of nearly 600 properties worldwide. Once complete, it will feature six million square feet of Class-A office space, 844 luxury residences at The Eugene, and the Pendry Manhattan West boutique hotel. In addition, the complex will feature more than 200,000 square feet of dynamic retail amenities that will bring together high-end, experiential shops and innovative culinary concepts. A landscaped, two-acre public plaza will be enlivened with public art and events by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s award-winning arts and entertainment program.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built with AECOM Tishman as general contractor, One Manhattan West anchors the northeast corner of the Manhattan West site and rises 995 feet as the tallest building in the development. The structure, composed of a reinforced concrete core and steel moment frame, is designed to accommodate the railways beneath Manhattan West. At the base, a transparent, triple-height lobby surrounds a monolithic, vein-cut travertine—cladding that accentuates the creative structural solution at the core of the building. Sweeping glass fins, spanning the full height of the lobby, support the lobby enclosure allowing for a sense of transparency throughout the space. The tower is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification.
“Through an integrated design approach between our architectural and engineering teams, SOM endeavored to create an icon for what will ultimately be one of the largest new developments in a generation in New York City,” said Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Design Partner Gary Haney. “And this is true not only on the skyline; this building also boasts one of the most dramatic lobbies in New York City.”
“As visionary developers like Brookfield continue to transform our skyline, we’re proud to be a part of it,” said Jay Badame, President of AECOM Tishman. “We want to thank them for their trust in our experience, and we want to thank the thousands of dedicated trades people who every day work to make sure our great city can continue to grow and thrive and meet the needs of future generations.”
The other commercial buildings in the complex include Two Manhattan West, rising on the southeast corner of the site at 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. Earlier this month, Brookfield announced Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP will become the anchor tenant of the 58-story, 1.9-million-square-foot office tower, which will be the complex’s final development component. Five Manhattan West, which is now 100 percent leased, has been completely transformed as a collaborative urban space with large floor plates and floor-to-ceiling glass, creating environments that foster innovation and exploration for cutting-edge companies like Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Markit, and R/GA Media. Whole Foods and Peloton are creating new concepts anchoring the ground-floor retail, and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will open a signature restaurant on Manhattan West’s two-acre landscaped plaza. The Lofts at Manhattan West, a boutique, 13-story building that features high ceilings, terraces and exposed I-beam columns, is home to the coworking operator, Spaces.
Manhattan West benefits from excellent access to public transportation. It sits immediately adjacent to the soon-to-be-redeveloped Empire Station/Penn Station Complex—the busiest train station complex in North America—and near the 7-train station at Hudson Yards, New York City’s first subway extension in decades. It is one block from the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, and 7 subway lines, New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Railroad and Amtrak.
About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is an influential collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners, responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, and significant public spaces. From a strategic regional plan to a single piece of furniture, SOM’s designs anticipate change in the way we live, work and communicate, and have brought lasting value to communities around the world. The firm’s approach is highly collaborative, and its interdisciplinary team is engaged on a wide range of international projects, with creative studios based across the globe.
About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company that provides industry-leading portfolio management and development capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management — a global alternative asset manager with over $500 billion in assets under management.
Brookfield Properties develops and manages premier real estate with a focus on maximizing the tenant experience in addition to the investment and operational performance of the asset. We also focus on integrating leading-edge real estate technologies which enables us to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability – benefiting not only our tenants, residents and business partners, but also the communities in which we operate.
For more information about our approach to operating and developing best-in-class real estate, please visit brookfieldproperties.com.