One57 – New York
Rather than abandon his plans for the site, Gary Barnet rapidly re-launched them. In the light of his previous projects, the architect was quickly able to come up with a definitive solution to build the highest residential tower in New York during an economic crisis.
Situated on an L-shaped site, the program includes the Park Hyatt Hotel and, on the upper floors, stunning apartments with views over Central Park.
The tower turns towards Central Park as if in tribute. The southern façade is structured into vertical bands of glass in two contrasting colours. Appearing the same from the inside, they express the energy of a waterfall in New York’s vertical landscape, linking each unit of volume via curved transitional surfaces.
The east and west façades that resemble the aleatory aesthetic of the Le Monde and Nantes projects, with its Gustave Klimt-like pixilation that fluctuates with the constantly changing light exposure.
Hotel and residential
Extell Development Company
SLCE Architect LLP
Residential: Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC
Hôtel: Yabu Pushelberg
Michael Parley, Developement Consulting Services Inc
Office of technical studies
Structure WSP Cantor Seinuk / Fluid AKF / Façade IBA Israël Berger & Associates NY, Façade maintenance Entek Engineering LLC, Landscape Terrain-NYC
Total construction floor area
79,299 sq.m. (853,567 sq ft)
1004’5’’ ft – 75 floors
Photos © Wade Zimmerman