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Tower Fifth

Tower Fifth
General information
LocationManhattan, New York City, United States
Address5 East 51st Street
Estimated completion2023
Height1,556 feet (474 m)
Technical details
Floor count96
Design and construction
DeveloperHarry B. Macklowe of Macklowe Properties

Tower Fifth is a skyscraper proposed for Midtown Manhattan in Manhattan, New York City. The developer, Macklowe Properties, has completed other projects including the redevelopment of the General Motors Building and construction of 432 Park Avenue.[1] Plans for the structure were first revealed in January 2019,[2] and the developer continued purchasing buildings to create an assemblage in 2019, closing on a building in March,[3] and continuing to eye buildings in June.[4] Demolition permits were first filed in April.[5]

If completed as planned, it would become the second tallest building in New York City.


The façade of Tower Fifth is designed by Gensler and would feature a closed cavity system that reduces solar heat gain by 70 percent. The massing of the structure is consistent for the bulk of the rise until it reaches a cantilevering observation deck consisting of multiple floors at the top.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Londono, Vanessa (June 17, 2019). "Demolition Work For Harry Macklowe's Supertall Tower Fifth At 5 East 51st Street Entering Full Swing, In Midtown East". New York YIMBY. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (January 18, 2019). "The Empire State Building May Soon Have Another Rival on the Skyline". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Small, Eddie (March 11, 2019). "Harry Macklowe is one parcel closer to building his $1B Midtown office tower". The Real Deal. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Jeans, David (June 19, 2019). "Macklowe is eyeing Venezuelan consulate building for his Tower Fifth supertall". The Real Deal. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Alexa, Alexandra (April 15, 2019). "Plans for second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere move forward with demolition permits". 6sqft. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Demolition Work for Harry Macklowe's Supertall Tower Fifth at 5 East 51st Street Entering Full Swing, in Midtown East". New York YIMBY. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.