Architecture: Five Skyscrapers Defining the City’s Skyline
In recent years architects have transformed New York City’s skyline with a slew of new developments. Here are five you cannot miss from our AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tours:
- One World Trade Center
- The tallest building in the western hemisphere, the SOM-designed One World Trade Center and its spire reach a symbolic height of 1,776 feet. Don’t miss the nearby 978-foot Four World Trade Center by Fumihiko Maki.
- 432 Park Avenue
- At 1,396 feet, Rafael Viñoly’s 84-story building with its relentless grid of windows is the tallest residential building in the world.
- VIA 57 West
- Referred to as a ‘courtscraper’ by architect Bjarke Ingels, the building’s unique tetrahedral shape was designed to provide river views for as many residents as possible
- Located on 57th Street, “Billionaire’s Row,” Christian de Portzamparc’s 75-story hotel/residential tower has an easily recognizable curved top.
- 10 Hudson Yards
- The first completed structure of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment, 10 Hudson Yards by KPF Architects will soon be joined by a number of other supertalls, including a 1,000-foot residential tower, which will surely redefine west midtown Manhattan’s skyline.
To see other projects transforming New York City, be sure to check out the Center for Architecture’s 2017 AIANY Design Awards exhibition, featuring 35 exceptional projects by NYC architects.
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