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Last edited 03 Jun 2017
262 Fifth Avenue
The skyscraper will reach a height of 305 m (1,001 ft) and occupy a site spanning from 260 to 264 Fifth Avenue, with two vacant structures being demolished to make way for it. An historic 12-storey limestone building will be integrated into the tower’s base.
The design for the ‘skinny’ tower includes an eastern façade featuring oversized, perforated porthole windows, while floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and south facades will offer residents amazing views over Manhattan. The tower will be wrapped in aluminium and glass, topped by a rectilinear crown serving as an observation deck.
The structural system comprises a mechanical core running up the western side of the tower (rather than the centre), allowing unobstructed, column-free living spaces. This, the firm claims, is ‘unprecedented in a New York high-rise’.
Content and images courtesy Meganom.
Renderings © DBOX.
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