5 Manhattan West (450 West 33rd Street)

Location:New York, NY
Architect:REX Architects
Client:Brookfield Properties
Size:1.8 Million

Originally built in 1969, 5 Manhattan West underwent a major renovation, including a facade overclad, to make it fit with its new development counterparts in the rest of the far west side development boom. The base of the building features approximately 80,000 sf of retail space with about 1.7 million sf of office space above. The building’s repositioning was intended to appeal to the city’s fast growing technology sector with its expansive, raw and open-concept floor plates. The office building also features 20,000 sf of rooftop space.

Vidaris provided site monitoring and special inspection services for the renovation, observing the new envelope’s installation - a new insulated, low-iron, low-emissivity floor-to-ceiling “pleated” glass facade, replacing the opaque concrete exterior that also increases energy efficiency. The building remained occupied during the overclad process.


Photo Credit: Pavel Bendov Photography

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