Building of the Day

Five Manhattan West

Oct 9 at 12–1pm
450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

Original Architect: Davis Brody Bond, 1969
Renovation Architect: REX, 2016

The renovation of this 1M sf brutalist building repositions it within its new urban context—it is neighbor to the High Line, Manhattan West, and Hudson Yards-to Class A status by upgrading its public spaces, bringing daylight deep into the massive floorplates, transparency to its street presence, and improving its energy performance. The adaptive reuse of Five Manhattan West stands to prove the plausibility of creating contemporary, competitive office stock from structures that might normally be considered for demolition.

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Building of the Day
NYC’s architecture and design month features hundreds of events, tours, and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across the five boroughs.
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