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Navillus keeping concrete pouring at 7M s/f Manhattan West development

Navillus Contracting, a unionized construction company specializing in concrete, masonry, tile and stone, has been advancing concrete work at two large-scale buildings at Manhattan West, the seven-acre mixed-use development in the new Hudson Yards district.

Manhattan West will include the multifaceted elements of a “place-making” destination: seven million square feet of class-A office space, 844 luxury apartments, curated retail amenities and two acres of open space.

Brookfield, developer of Manhattan West, says the project will ultimately stand as “a thriving community made up of state-of-the-art, custom-designed office spaces, curated food, retail, pop-up experiences, abundant green space, homes and a boutique hotel.”

Navillus Contracting is assuming responsibility for concrete work at two structures that together represent a total of approximately 2.9 million square feet of the overall development. This amounts to roughly 41 percent of the entire project.

Hunter Roberts is serving as construction manager for the Manhattan West residential tower, while Tishman Construction is serving as construction manager for Manhattan West commercial tower.

“Manhattan West is one of the most highly anticipated multi-site developments to arrive on the New York City scene in years,” said Donal O’Sullivan, owner and president of Navillus Contracting. “We are proud to have been chosen by Brookfield to play such an important role in this visionary enterprise.”

Under the first of the two Navillus Contracting engagements, the firm is proviging the superstructure concrete element of the 66-floor Manhattan West residential tower situated on West 31st Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues. The 844-unit, 814,000 s/f property is designed by SLCE Architects.

Navillus Contracting began operations at the site in March of 2015 and is scheduled to complete work there next March, shortly before the building’s scheduled opening.

On the second engagement, the company is undertaking the concrete component at the 2.1-million-square-foot One Manhattan West, a 72-story commercial tower rising on the corner of 33rd Street and Ninth Avenue.

Navillus Contracting’s assignment includes both the structure’s concrete core as well as the concrete portion of the property’s metal deck.

Navillus Contracting commenced concrete work in June at the building, which is designed by the SOM architecture firm. The construction company expects to complete its part of the project in May 2018. The office building is slated to open in the third quarter of 2019.

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