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Rendering of 1 Manhattan West

Brookfield Property Partners 1 Manhattan West will rise above Hudson Yards on a 51-and-a-half-foot-tall steel pedestal.

The Hudson Yards office tower will balance on a massive steel structure, which consists of a series of diagonal braces that will transfer the weight of the tower to the building s core, the New York Times reported. Thanks to the pedestal, the $1 billion tower will rise 995 feet and will hang 42-feet beyond the building s core to the north and south. The steel pedestal will be covered in travertine — a form of limestone — from Italy and will be the only support system visible from the building s glass lobby.

The building s pedestal differs from how other Hudson Yards projects deal with the existing rail yards below. The active rail yard at Brookfield s site will be covered with a concrete deck, which will serve as a public pla上海夜网论坛

za. Meanwhile, most of Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group s Hudson Yards towers are being constructed on a platform over more than 30 Long Island Rail Road tracks. The support columns in 30 Hudson Yards, for example, fall between the existing train tracks.

Brookfield s project is expected to open in 2019. A law firm— Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom — is the building s anchor tenant after inking a 20-year lease for 550,000 square feet. In April, Crain s reported that the National Hockey League was in talks for 160,000 square feet at the building.

The office tower is part of Brookfield s five-building Manhattan West project, which includes a 62-story, 844-unit residential tower. The Qatar Inv上海贵族宝贝论坛

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oject last year. [NYT] — Kathryn Brenzel 

Tags: Brookfield Properties, Hudson Yards, manhattan west
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