New details and interior renderings of Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly‘s latest residential skyscraper for New York City have been released.
Rafael Viñoly Architects designed the building around a pair of concrete structural supports, which will extend all the way up its centre and be articulated on its exterior. Fully glazed apartments benefitting from column-free floor plates will then project from either side.
“The landmark tower’s structure is essentially two giant upended I-beams that facilitate a nearly column-free interior for highly flexible residential configurations,” said Viñoly in a statement.
“A curtain wall system with rounded corners that efficiently mitigate wind pressure – and take full advantage of the panoramic views – completes an elegant structural solution,” he added. “Two I-beams have never been more productive.”
The skyscraper will contain 273 luxury condominiums, ranging from studios to three-bed homes.
Buyers will have a choice of three interior palettes devised by design studio March and White: Terra, Aqua and Stratus. Each comprises colours selected to compliment elements of the expansive views.
“Our palates were inspired by the exceptional views, the millwork detailing was inspired by yachting and automotive design, and the lobby and amenity spaces by the social spaces and warmth found in private members clubs,” said March and White co-founder Elliot White.
At the top, three levels of amenities will include a 50-foot (15-metre) swimming pool, a spa, a fitness centre with a yoga studio, and private dining and event spaces.
Along with completed World Trade Center projects like Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, Downtown Manhattan’s ongoing revival has so far included the renovation of the Brookfield Place shopping mall – including an outpost of Saks Fifth Avenue – and the opening of a Four Seasons hotel.
Starchitect-designed skyscrapers still to come in the area include BIG’s Two World Trade Center and a 61-storey tower by David Adjaye.
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