Located in the heart of midtown on 57th street, this residential tower is quintessentially New York. The design aims to bring back the quality, materiality and proportions of historic NYC towers, while taking advantage of the latest technology to push the limits of engineering and fabrication.
The façade is designed to read at multiple scales and vantage points; the shaping of the Terra Cotta that clads the east and west façades creates a sweeping play on shadow and light from the city scale, as the texture provides richness up close. A glass curtain wall along the North façade will take full advantage of the tower’s sweeping views of Central Park.
At its base the tower is nestled into a courtyard wrapped by the existing landmarked Steinway Building. Set back from the street, the tower maintains visibility to the Steinway Building’s front façade and preserves the Rotunda space of Steinway’s main showroom.