One Vanderbilt unveils additional building details

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Across the street from JLL’s Midtown Manhattan office, one of New York City’s soon-to-be-tallest buildings is slowly emerging from the ground. One Vanderbilt, the 1,401-foot tower developed by SL Green, has now reached street level, and its official Instagram has been actively sharing both its progress and plans.

In addition to the recent arrival of two – now fully operational — cranes on site, more details about the skyscraper’s design were revealed this week in the form of a mock-up of the building’s glass and terra-cotta façade. The terra-cotta, which has been gaining popularity once again as a standard material for New York City skyscrapers, is “designed to interplay with” next-door Grand Central Terminal, which features the material in places like its Whispering Gallery and Grand Central Oyster Bar.

One Vanderbilt’s plans integrate several other CRE trends for offices, including an emphasis on openness (such as column-free floor plates and floor-to-ceiling windows), expansive outdoor space, and the highest LEED and WELL certifications. The $43.1 billion building will also boast world-class dining, hotel-style social space, 360-degree views and unparalleled access to transit options.

One Vanderbilt is projected to be completed in 2020 and will total 1.6 million square feet; its foundation is expected to be finished by the end of 2017. Watch a timelapse of the tower’s construction here.