- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 01 Jan 2021
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.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
LETI publishes guidance for energy efficient home retrofits.
Predictions about adequate post-pandemic IAQ in non-domestic buildings.
Government publishes plans to 'build back greener'.
The contentious nature of claims associated with cladding, fire safety and EWS1 forms.
ECA comments on low-carbon heating systems initiative and Heat and Buildings Strategy.
Cinders and other forms of domestic rubbish created filth but also generated great wealth.
CIC 2050 Group requests input to find out priorities for future industry leaders.
IHBC publishes response to consultation.
Institute applauds funding initiatives but presses for additional retrofit and tax measures.