Construction is ending on Two Bryant Park, a 15-story commercial building located at 1100 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involved the relining and interior renovation of the 386,190 square foot mid-century office structure. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which is located on Sixth Avenue between West 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Exterior finishes have been completed since our last update in August, with the last remaining sidewalk scaffolding and construction boards being removed around the ground floor.
Recent photos of the main south elevation show the smooth, even envelope glistening in the afternoon light with a much brighter and more welcoming appearance than its old curtain wall, made of dark mirrored glass lined with a tight grid of mullions.
The names and addresses of two Bryant Parks are displayed on the second floor opposite Bryant Park.
Glass railings line the roof parapet and surround the mechanical extensions.
The perimeter columns can be seen directly behind the glass.
Large plaster stickers cover the commercial facade on the ground floor and around the entrance to the 42nd Street-Bryant Park subway as work continues behind.
The second and third floors mark the change in aesthetics and color for the exterior surface.
On the rear north profile is the construction lift which has not yet descended. The works always end in the public square with new seats, planters and trees.
Two Bryant Park will feature an outdoor rooftop terrace that overlooks Bryant Park, views of the Empire State Building, the American Radiator Building, One Bryant Park, the New York Public Library, and views north along the Sixth Avenue towards Central Park.
The renderings below were seen on the Brookfield Properties website depicting the North Square with new benches, trees and planters at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 43rd Street. The retail facade is framed by metal elements that would contain retail tenant signage and include a mix of clear glass panels. JLL is responsible for marketing the 14,000 square feet of potential retail space, which may be divisible.
The completion of Two Bryant Park is expected to take place before the end of the year.
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