In less than 24 hours, development firm SL Green will host a formal groundbreaking ceremony on the future Grand Central-adjacent supertall, One Vanderbilt, and the Wall Street Journal acquired the exclusive first look inside the office tower.
Last week the developer had unveiled a time-lapse video showing the commercial buildings being demolished to make way for the office tower. Vertical construction on the 1,401-foot building won’t actually get underway until the second quarter of 2017, but this project in many ways marks the first push on the part of the city and developers to modernize Midtown East and attract more offices to the area.
A large swath of the neighborhood is also being considered for a rezoning effort that would attract new tenants and revitalize the neighborhood. When complete, One Vanderbilt will stand 58-stories tall and offer 1.6 million rentable square feet of space. The project recently secured a $1.5 billion construction loan, and work on the project is expected to wrap up sometime in 2020.
What’s more, SL Green has also unveiled an updated website for the project, which now gives you a virtual tour of the lobby, and the interior office spaces of the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed building. There are also several images of retail and amenity spaces the building will have to offer including a restaurant, a bar located 900-feet above ground, an auditorium, and a large outdoor terrace.