Architecture firm Snøhetta has designed a 236m high residential skyscraper for Manhattan’s Upper West Side, which will feature an angular terrace cut into its side.
Ground-level storefronts feature bronze and glass materials in a textured limestone podium to complement the warmth of the surrounding streetscape. The residential entrance on the north side features a facade clad in burnished bronze and limestone, with a similar motif donning the entrance to a synagogue on 65th Street. The building volume steps back on the second floor in deference to the street-oriented programs characterizing the public realm.
The tower splits in half at the 16th floor, where chamfered corners create a multi-level amenity terrace with a grand staircase, vegetation and a pool. Opposing corners of the tower are excavated to create balconies that run its full length, ending with another carved element that leads to an angular crown. Topped by the same bronze treatment that graces the bottom of the building, Snøhetta likens the development to a “warm lantern.”
Shovels are expected to hit the ground in the first half of 2018.
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