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Manhattan Skyscraper Building, NY, USA design by Christian de Portzamparc architect

157 West 57th Street Skyscraper Building in New York City

Building images from July 2016 © Adrian Welch:

Viewed from street level at West 57th Street looking north:
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Jul 5, 2016

157 West 57th Street Skyscraper, New York City

Viewed from the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) looking north:
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Viewed from The Pond, Central Park, on a misty day, looking southwest:
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updated Nov 8, 2015 ; Aug 17, 2015

One57 Tower in New York City

Design: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc

Location: 157 West 57th Street, Midtown, Manhattan, New York City, USA

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One57, formerly known as Carnegie 57, (nicknamed “The Billionaire Building“) is a 75-story (marketed as 90-story) skyscraper at 157 West 57th Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

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Upon completion in 2014, it stood at 1,005 feet (306 m) tall, making it the tallest residential building in the city for a few months until 432 Park Avenue was constructed.

“The 73-floor supertall skyscraper in midtown Manhattan has been crowned the new most expensive building in New York City as of 2015, according to a report by CityRealty”, reports Business Insider. “The building’s average price per square foot for the year was $6,010, while last year’s most expensive, 15 Central Park West, came in at only $5,726.

One57’s average price increased 18.5% from last year, while 15 CPW’s average decreased 10%. One of the penthouses in the 1,004-foot-tall residence closed this year for $100.5 million, making it the most expensive apartment ever sold in NYC, as well as the first to surpass $100 million.”

Website: The Billionaire Building New York City – article, November 2015

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The One57 New York building has 92 condominium units on top of a new Park Hyatt Hotel with 210 rooms, which is set to become the flagship Hyatt property.

As of January 2015, it is home to the most expensive residence ever sold in New York City.

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One57 New York City – Building Information

Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
Contractor: Lend Lease Project Management & Construction
Developer: Extell Development Company

PROGRAM: Hotel and residential
CLIENT: Extell Development Company
INTERIOR DESIGN: Residential: Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC ; Hôtel: Yabu Pushelberg
HEIGHT: 1004’5’’ ft – 75 floors

432 Park Avenue Tower architects : Christian de Portzamparc

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The tower is designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Christian de Portzamparc. The interiors are by New York-based designer Thomas Juul-Hansen.

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The use of dark and light glass on the building’s exterior creates vertical stripes, while also manipulating sunlight and maximizing views. A domineering presence, the soaring tower is characterized by its rippled canopies and numerous setbacks on 57th Street, its mottled fenestration, curved tops, scoops and extreme vertical design.

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After the sales offices had been open for six months, Extell announced One57 was 50% sold with $1 billion in transactions.

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On June 20, 2012, it was announced that framework for the top floor had been completed. Shortly after, it was revealed the 13,550-square-foot “Winter Garden” duplex penthouse, located on the 75th and 76th floors, had gone into contract for an undisclosed amount.

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In 2012, entrepreneur Michael Hirtenstein and One57 developer Gary Barnett had a public clash regarding a unit Hirtenstein agreed to purchase in the building. Hirtenstein claimed he would not spend $16 million for a unit without seeing it, and that the view from the unit he purchased was obstructed. Barnett has been strict about not permitting buyers to view apartments prior to purchase, and as Hirtenstein paid a construction worker to show him his unit, Barnett refunded Hirtenstein’s funds and cancelled the contract.

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In 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, the construction crane on the building partially collapsed, causing thousands of residents and hotel guests in the neighborhood to be evacuated for six days.
In 2014 a fire broke out in the loading dock of One57, spreading into the courtyard behind the building and then onto the adjacent property at 152 West 58th Street, which had to be evacuated.

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In 2005, Gary Barnett, the president of Extell Development, commissioned Christian de Portzamparc to design several towers on 57th Street. The building’s trademark soaring movement, with its summit turned towards the immense open sky of Central Park, emerged from this initial study in the design stage.

Inside One 57 apartment, published May 2015:
Film on YouTube

Extell was soon presented with a series of different plot acquisition options, however, and after four years of testing design schemes and dozens of model studies for different site configurations, volumes and heights of up to almost 400 meters in October 2007, the tower finally entered into construction in 2009, just after the start of the first economic crisis. Rather than abandon his plans for the site, Gary Barnet rapidly re-launched them.

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In the light of his previous projects, the architect was quickly able to come up with a definiteive solution to build the highest residential tower in New York during an economic crisis. Situated on an L-shaped site, the program includes the Park Hyatt Hotel and, on the upper floors, stunning apartments with views over Central Park.

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The interior design was then entrusted to Thomas Juul-Hansen, thereby covering every aspect of the project.

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Website: One57 Tower Manhattan – architects’ project page on this new Manhattan skyscraper

source: architects website + wikipedia

Context, older towers on this street close by:
West 57th Street New York skyscraper buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: 157 West 57th Street, Midtown, Manhattan, New York City, USA

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