Manhattan West, the project filling a void in New York’s Midtown, is now complete

The completion of SOM’s Two Manhattan West tower marks the culmination of 20 years of transformations that have turned this area into an integral part of the city.

New York continues to transform. The completion of Two Manhattan West, the pair of supertall skyscrapers designed by SOM above active railroad tracks, marks the final chapter in the development of this new seven-million-square-foot mixed-use neighborhood, built where previously no buildable land existed.

Not only the site on which Manhattan West is located but the entire neighborhood, from Penn Station on 7th Avenue to Hudson Yards on the river, was something of a wasteland until about twenty years ago, a true urban void in the middle of the city. Today, it has become a vibrant part of New York. This high-density project now encompasses six buildings—four designed by SOM and all but one engineered by SOM— bringing two acres of public space, offices, residential units, hospitality, and retail spaces.

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