Construction is cruising at SL Green's One Vanderbilt, their new supertall office-tower adjacent to Grand Central Station in Midtown. Construction at One Vanderbilt progressing smoothly as the steel superstructure has gone vertical after breaking ground in October 2016. One Vanderbilt will rise 1,401', 58 floors, and was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). When completed the supertall will be the tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan and will feature 1.75 million SF of usable Class A Office Space. There will be a 30,000 SF amenity deck which will feature a "world-class dining facility." SL Green will also be refurbishing the subway mezzanine level at Grand Central Terminal and there will be a direct connection from One Vanderbilt to the subway, Metro North Lines and the future Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). One Vanderbilt will also feature a 4,000 SF public transit hall on the ground floor. Vanderbilt Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets will be closed and rebuilt as a 14,000 SF pedestrian plaza. It has been reported that TD Bank is under contract to be the anchor tenant in One Vanderbilt, having agreed to lease 200,000 SF as part of their new flagship location at the corner of 42nd and Madison. One Vanderbilt has been nearly a 15-year process for SL Green after years of working with the city to obtain approvals, zoning changes and demolition of existing buildings. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.
"It will become the premier building in New York City bar none. One Vanderbilt will be a high-performing addition to the Manhattan skyline serving as a blueprint for 21st century commercial development," said Marc Holliday, CEO of SL Green.
Photos by Max Touhey