Sunday, April 1, 2012

Developer Unveils New Bryant Park Tower

Houston-based real estate firm Hines revealed the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners design for its forthcoming Bryant Park office tower. The 28-story, 450,000-square-foot structure at 1045 Sixth Avenue will be named 7 Bryant Park.

The tower is being built in partnership with Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, which has owned the land since 1954. The glassy exterior of 7 Bryant Park will feature concave detailing on its hourglass-shape, and a large stainless steel disc suspended over the entrance at the corner of 40th Street. 

Hines will wait until it signs some tenants and obtains construction financing before beginning work on the tower. Demolition of the previous structure which was on the site was completed last fall, so construction could begin as early as this summer, with occupancy ready by 2014.  

Hines will seek LEED certification for the office tower.