Five Manhattan West / REX


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  • Architects: REX
  • Location: 450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Project Year: 2017

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Text description provided by the architects. REX is pleased to present Brookfield’s newly transformed Five Manhattan West, a former Brutalist landmark straddling Penn Station’s rail yard in New York City. Located at 450 West 33rd St, the former warehouse was once a concrete fortress completely isolated from Manhattan’s west side. Brookfield invested $350 million to transform this late Brutalist building.


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Diagram

Diagram

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Spearheaded by REX, the redesign involved repositioning, recladding, and renovating the former warehouse’s interior spaces. The building now features an iconic pleated glass façade; new ground-floor retail space (from re-purposed loading docks); and a two-story elevated breezeway excavated into the southern side of the building, creating a new public space with a visual connection to the High Line.


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The building now features an iconic pleated glass façade; new ground-floor retail space (from repurposed loading docks); and a two-story elevated breezeway excavated into the southern side of the building, creating a new public space with a visual connection to the High Line. Five Manhattan West boasts more than 1.7 million square feet of space throughout the 16-story building in one of NYC’s most dynamic and changing neighbourhoods.


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