Brookfield to Kick Off Construction of $4.5B Manhattan West
Platform Above Rail Yard Will Anchor 5-Million-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Development
January 14, 2013
Brookfield Office Properties has started the first phase of its Manhattan West development, which will feature two 2-million-square-foot office towers, a residential building and related retail.
The five-acre site at Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street is a block west of Penn Station, putting it at the heart of Manhattan's new West Side, where offices, hotels and residences are planned for surrounding blocks, including redevelopment of the adjacent Farley Post Office as the new Moynihan Station.
The first phase of the work includes the installation of a 120,000-square-foot platform over the railroad tracks that lead to Pennsylvania Station, using post-tension precast segmental bridge technology.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to join Brookfield Office Properties Co-Chairman John Zuccotti and CEO Dennis Friedrich, Patrick Foye, executive director for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and other city and real estate officials.