A-list Artisans Light Up Luxury Buildings With Fine Fixtures.
The future looks bright for makers of large, fancy fixtures in Manhattan, as finely-crafted lighting has become the latest amenity throughout the halls and walls of new residential skyscrapers.
From hunks of nylon rope to confections of the most delicate Venetian glass, elaborate lobby lighting installations — often created by A-list designers — are the hot new amenity in the city’s hyper competitive luxury apartment market.
City living is a blast, no doubt, but in a metropolis of 8 million, having fun can sometimes be a grind. Want to grab a cocktail? Buy some vegetables? Get a blowout? Sounds great, but you better be ready to fight it out in line with the rest of the animals. Unless, of course, you live in a place where you can go out while staying in.
For a while now, Tribeca has reigned supreme as New York City’s priciest neighborhood, with artists’ lofts-turned-condos and celeb-approved buildings boosting the once-industrial area’s cachet. And with a spate of high-end new developments in the works, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
A penthouse in a new Manhattan tower with a Turkish bath and a residents-only blowout bar is hitting the market for $40 million.
The penthouse, at 111 Murray St. in the Tribeca neighborhood, spans approximately 7,488 square feet with a 1,500-square-foot great room with walls of glass and a marble fireplace. It has ceilings over 12 feet high, panoramic views of downtown Manhattan and a master suite with two master bathrooms and a private outdoor terrace.
After graduating from Pratt Institute in the early 1980s, interior designer and architect David Mann worked for several small architectural firms doing small-scale retail and residential design. In 1985, he began working for Fox & Fowle Architects, where he stayed for 10 years working on large-scale commercial architectural interiors around the globe. In 1995, after a small freelance project with Takashimaya grew into larger projects, he founded MR Architecture + Décor.
If there’s one thing New York City is famous for, it’s the dramatic, dynamic skyline filled with towering spheres of every shape and size. The city’s newest crop of high rises doesn’t disappoint, including a few standouts in Tribeca and NoMad we’ve profiles here. Bold name designers and architects fro around the world are transforming the look of the city with their progressive buildings.
Facade installation is wrapping up at 111 Murray Street, the 64-story residential tower from developers Fisher Brothers, Witkoff, and New Valley. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 792-foot-tall tower features a curved form that flares outward as it rises.
The Empire State Building, the Art Deco Chrysler Building, the super-tall One World Trade Center. New York City is home to some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers.
But the buildings entering its famous skyline today are doing something unusual. They’re getting skinnier.
Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 111 Murray Street, the 58-story, 800-foot residential glass tower in the heart of Tribeca, is now fully enclosed. The striking structure, which began construction in August 2016, features a glassy façade, that effortlessly wraps around 111 Murray’s 64 floors, eventually meeting in a way that strongly defines 111 Murray’s rounded top, ultimately culminating in a graceful, distinctive crown.