Last August, the Houston-based real estate developer Hines announced plans for a 28-story, boutique office tower at the corner of West 40th Street and Sixth Avenue. Now, along with releasing new renderings and a website for the project, Hines has secured 7 Bryant Park as the name and formal address for the tower, which will be designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed and seek an unspecified level of LEED certification from USGBC.
Along with its development partner Pacolet Milliken, which has owned the 7 Bryant Park site since 1954, Hines has filed for a building permit and is currently working to secure MTA approval for sub-grade construction work.
As we noted previously, the 470,000-square-foot project is aiming to secure a small number of high-end corporate tenants. Indeed, the hourglass shape of the building’s facade is designed to give those tenants an intimate – and unique – view into the interior of Bryant Park.
Although specific design features are still under wraps, the building will feature 10-foot finished ceilings; full-height clear vision glass on each tenant floor; and two outdoor terraces overlooking Bryant Park on the tenth floor.