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Brookfield ‘Manhattan West’ at Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street will be an environmentally sustainable addition to the midtown Manhattan skyline. Designed by SOM, the project comprises two 2-million square foot office towers, a residential tower with 844 units, 225,000 square feet of retail and dining services and two acres of public open space. ‘Manhattan West’ is a link between the Midtown Business District, Penn Station, the Hudson Yards District and the north end of Chelsea. Offices, hotels and residences are planned for surrounding blocks, including redevelopment of the adjacent farley post office as the New Moynihan Station.
The plan for these two full city blocks is arranged around a series of public open spaces. These will deliver areas for repose and contribute to a pedestrian streetscape connecting Moynihan Station to the far west side of Manhattan. Two inflected office towers will sand as landmarks on the west side of Manhattan. In addition, a residential tower on the southwest portion of the side will serve as a 24 hour cornerstone for the neighborhood. SOM collaborated with SLCE architects on the residential component of the project. Brookfield broke ground on the project in late 2012 and has commenced construction of the platform which will sit atop the rail yards at the site.