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.
Whether it’s a must-have new kitchen gadget in a high-end spec house in Los Angeles or whole floors of party rooms, pools and gym clubs in New York and Miami condo buildings, the right amenities continue to be a key factor in real estate sales.
111 Murray receives an honorable mention from 6sqft, coming in second place in the publication’s 2017 Building of the Year contest! The Tribeca tower developed by Fisher Brothers and Steve Witkoff, and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, was on full display in 2017. The tower’s distinctive crystalline exterior nabbed 19.96% of the vote.
The pace of progress at 111 Murray Street has been quite rapid since it started to rise into the Tribeca and Lower Manhattan skylines just over a year ago. Now, the construction crane is finally coming down, and the reflective exterior glass façade is beginning to accentuate the sweeping curves of the building’s distinct crown, which covers the mechanical roof and parapet.
YIMBY has been reporting on 111 Murray Street for several years at this point, and after breaking ground in July of 2015, it was at its fifteenth floor at this time last year. By August, it had topped-out, and glass had climbed over halfway up the exterior. Now, almost three months later, the crown is falling into place, and the 58-story and 800-foot-tall tower appears to be on track for an expected 2018 completion, as seen in the latest photographs from Tectonic.
With temperatures dropping and winter quickly approaching, rooftop season has come to an end in New York City. That doesn’t mean you have to give up all summer activities, though. Head inside and enjoy some of the city’s best indoor pools.
Though New York City is often known as a concrete jungle of skyscrapers, some of those have luxurious, beautiful pools to offer exclusively to tenants. If you’re one for the water, its worth looking into these beautiful buildings if not for the super luxury apartments upstairs, for the water they’re holding for you too.