Ten recently completed skyscrapers in New York City

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In this roundup, we collect 10 recently completed skyscrapers that have changed New York City’s skyline over the past two years.

New York City has seen several skyscrapers spring up in recent years, from the bronze-and-copper Brooklyn Tower by SHoP Architects in Downtown Brooklyn to Two Manhattan West, the final tower of a sprawling mixed-use development in Midtown Manhattan.

Completed in 2022 and onwards, these recent projects have shifted the city’s skyline, while several other skyscrapers are currently under construction, are near completion and or have just recently been announced throughout the boroughs.

The 10 skyscrapers below include office towers, luxury condominiums and retail spaces, with some considered supertall skyscrapers, reaching up 984 feet (300 metres) or taller.

Read on for the complete list:

Photo by Pavel Bendov

Olympia Dumbo, Brooklyn, by Hill West Architects

Completed by Hill West Architects in early 2024, Olympia Dumbo contains luxury apartments and a host of amenity spaces across 33 storeys.

Its wedge-shaped upper volume was created to resemble a sail, while the lower podium was informed by the neighbouring Brooklyn Bridge and the historic buildings of the surrounding Dumbo neighbourhood.

Find out more about Olympia Dumbo ›

Photo by Dave Burk courtesy of SOM

Two Manhattan West, Manhattan, by SOM

The completion of the 935 feet (285 metres) high Two Manhattan West office tower in early 2024 marked the finalisation of the mixed-use Manhattan West development in New York City, which in total spans seven-million-square-feet (650,321 square metres) in Midtown Manhattan.

Two Manhattan West mirrors neighbouring office tower One Manhattan West, with both skyscrapers featuring curved corners, a glazed facade, subtly shifting volumes and expansive lobbies.

Find out more about Two Manhattan West ›

Photo by Max Touhey

Brooklyn Tower, Brooklyn, by SHoP Architects

Completed in 2023, the supertall Brooklyn Tower skyscraper by SHoP Architects is the tallest in Brooklyn at 93 storeys and 1,066 feet (325 metres) tall.

With its height and dark cladding, it’s been compared to sinister architecture in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy, while SHoP Architects principals called it “the Empire of State Building of Brooklyn” in a 2022 interview with Dezeen.

Find out more about Brooklyn Tower ›

Photo by Laurian Ghinițoiu

The Spiral, Manhattan, by BIG

BIG completed supertall skyscraper The Spiral, located along the High Line in Manhattan, in late October 2023.

At 1,031 feet (314 metres) high, it features a slender line of terraces that wrap around its exterior in a spiral pattern, which the studio said was informed by a ziggurat.

Find out more about The Spiral ›

Photo by Jason O’Rear

Eagle + West, Brooklyn, by OMA

OMA created a pair of skyscrapers along the waterfront in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood that consist of a series of stacked volumes.

Part of the larger Greenpoint Landing development, the towers’ rectangular volumes increase and decrease in size as they ascend on either tower and both are clad in precast concrete.

Find out more about Eagle + West ›

Photo by David Sundberg

Steinway Tower, Manhattan, by SHoP Architects

Towering over Billionaire’s Row in New York City, 111 West 57th Street, or Steinway Tower, is the world’s skinniest supertall skyscraper and the second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Accommodating a total of 60 residences, it reaches 1,428 feet (435 metres) into the sky and consists of a series of layered volumes that taper at the peak.

Find out more about Steinway Tower ›

Photo by Evan Joseph

611 West, Manhattan, by Álvaro Siza 

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza’s first building in the US, 611 West is a 450 feet (137 metre) tall residential tower located on the Upper West Side.

Clad entirely in Perla Bianca limestone, the slim tower sits on an equally slim base, with Siza likening the form to that of a giraffe.

Find out more about 611 West ›

Photo by Nigel Young

50 Hudson Yards, Manhattan, by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners completed 50 Hudson Yards, a supertall office skyscraper that consists of 78 storeys, in 2022.

Located in the Hudson Yards development, the tower features a grid of white stone strips on its facade and houses offices for tech company Meta and investment firm BlackRock.

Find out more about 50 Hudson Yards ›

Photo by Tom Harris

11 Hoyt, Brooklyn, by Studio Gang

Studio Gang completed the scalloped 11 Hoyt residential tower in downtown Brooklyn in 2022. At 57 storeys, it reaches up 620 feet (189 metres).

The tower’s undulating facade is the result of interior spaces bending outwards periodically, providing additional space for inhabitants.

Find out more about 11 Hoyt ›

Photo by Nigel Young

425 Park Avenue, Manhattan, by Foster + Partners 

The “first full-block office building” to be built on Park Avenue in over 50 years, 425 Park Avenue was completed by Foster + Partners  in 2022.

The 47-storey tower has an external structure that allows a column-free interior, most notable in its triple-height lobby.

Find out more about 425 Park Avenue ›

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