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Manhattan Developments, United States of America

Building Designs in New York

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Manhattan Building Designs. We cover completed Manhattan buildings, new building designs, NYC architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across New York City, USA. The focus is on contemporary New York buildings but information on traditional New York City buildings is also welcome.

We have 7 pages of Manhattan Architecture selections.

New York Architecture : key projects

New York Buildings : A-B

Manhattan Buildings : C-E

Manhattan Building Developments : F-K

Manhattan Building Designs : L-O (this page)

Manhattan Architecture Designs : P-S

Manhattan Architecture Developments : T-Z

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Manhattan Architecture – News

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NY Architecture Developments – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, Queens, NY – Runner-Up design – 6 Feb 2013
Design: TempAgency (Kutonotuk + mcdowellespinosa)
My Hair is at MoMA PS1 P.S.1 Young Architects Program design image of design
“My Hair is at MoMA PS1” is a project about everyone: the waste we produce, our hair. It is an element that links us, divides us, fascinates us, and traces our diversity as a process and relic of life and reflection of ourselves.

Max Micro Apartments, New York City – 23 Jan 2013
HWKN Architects
Max Micro Apartments New York
image from architect

Bloomberg Administration and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development launched adAPT NYC in 2012, a pilot program to develop a new model of housing to adapt to the City’s changing demographics.

New York Public Library Building, NY, USA – designs revealed – 20 Dec 2012
Design: Foster + Partners
New York Public Library Building
image : dbox – Foster + Partners

The project aims to safeguard the building’s legacy and precious books for future generations. The existing research library will be retained as it is today, with more space for researchers, as will many of the public spaces – the project will open twice as much of the building to the public. The centrepiece of the 5th Avenue and 42nd Street building is the magnificent Rose Reading Room, below which are seven storeys of book stacks.

One World Trade Center – 11 May
Statement from CTBUH
One World Trade Center New York
picture : Wrightstyle
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has received many media queries about the ultimate height of One World Trade Center, which is currently planned as the tallest building in North America.

New York City Center – 3 May
Ennead Architects
City Center New York
image © Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects

Awards for excellence in architecture and historic preservation honor the recent renovation of New York City Center led by Duncan Hazard of Ennead Architects.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy presented City Center with a 2012 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award on Wednesday at the New-York Historical Society. The annual Moses Awards celebrate the success of historic preservation and its role in the economic, social and cultural vitality of New York City.

New York by Gehry, NYC – news : Rippling Building Manhattan
Rippling Building
photo : dbox

NYC Architecture Designs, alphabetical:
LVMH Building
Christian de Portzamparc, Architect
LVMH Building
photo : Wade Zimmerman

LVMH Tower

La Maison Unique, Longchamps store, Manhattan
2007
Heatherwick Studio

Lefcourt National Building Fifth Avenue, Midtown
1929
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
153m high, rather plain rectilinear stepped Manhattan tower built for Samuel
Lefcourt. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates of course were the designers of
probably the most famous New York skyscraper, the Empire State building.

Lever Building 390 Park Avenue, New York
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Architects
Lever Building

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – redevelopment
2007-10
65th Street refurbishment: Diller Scofidio + Refro with FX Fowle Architects
Lincoln Center Promenade: Diller Scofidio + Refro with Beyer Blinder Belle
Harmony Atrium redevelopment – visitor center: Tod Williams Billie Tsein Architects

Lipstick Building 885 Third Avenue (at 53rd Street), New York
1986
Philip Johnson and John Burgee

Longchamp Store – Soho Boutique : see La Maison Unique

Louis Vuitton store facade, New York
Jun Aoki Architect
Louis Vuitton store
photo : Andrew McRae

New York store

Manhattan Condominium
1986
Rafael Vinoly Architects

Manhattanville redevelopment plan : see Columbia University, up this page

Marni Boutique Madison Avenue
2009
Design: Sybarite with Studio Morsa
Marni Madison Avenue
picture from architect

Marni Madison Avenue

Metal Shutter Houses, West Chelsea, Manhattan
2007
Shigeru Ban Architects
Metal Shutter Houses
photograph from NJ

Metals Shutter Houses

Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center
1966
Wallace K. Harrison, Architect

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Main Building, 1 Madison Avenue
1893
Napoleon LeBrun & Sons

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
1909
Napoleon LeBrun & Sons

Mission of India to the UN, 235 East 43rd Street, New York
1993
Charles Correa Architect

Mulberry St Condominium, Manhattan

ShoP Architects

Museum of Modern Art – MoMA, Midtown
redevelopment: Yoshio Taniguchi; Executive architect: KPF Architecture
MoMA New York
photo : Andrew McRae

MoMA New York

MoMA Extension + Hotel + Apartments – Tower
Jean Nouvel
MoMA Tower
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

MoMA Tower + MoMA Tower Alternative

Museum of African Art, 5th Avenue
2007-09
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Located in lower part of 19-storey luxury residential tower

Museum of Arts and Design, Columbus Circus

Allied Works

Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Streets
1932
Joseph H. Freedlander
Georgian Revival building

Museum of the City of New York – Extension : James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller Gallery
2008
Polshek Partnership
3000 sqft pavilion gallery

Museum of Folk Art

Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion, The Battery
Ben van Berkel
New Amsterdam Plein
image : UNStudio

New Amsterdam Plein

New Globe Theater
2003
Foster + Partners

New Museum of Contemporary Art – Extension, SoHo, Manhattan
SANAA architects, Tokyo – Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa
New Museum of Contemporary Art
image from SANAA

Manhattan Art Gallery

New York City Projects
TEN Arquitectos
Clinton Park Manhattan
image from architect

Manhattan Projects

New York Museum of Natural History

Ralph Applebaum

New York State Pavilion, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens
1964
Philip Johnson, Architect

New York State Theater

Philip Johnson, Architect
Lincoln Center plaza + fountain
1965
Philip Johnson, Architect

New York Stock Exchange, 8 Broad Street
1901-03
George B. Post

New York Times Building, central Manhattan
Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FXFOWLE; interiors by Gensler
New York Times Building
photo : Andrew McRae

New York Times Building : Company headquarters, 52 storeys

NYC Information Center
WXY architecture + urban design
NYC Information Center
image from architect

NYC Information Center

One Bryant Park – Bank of America Tower
Cook + Fox Architects
One Bryant Park tower
image © Jock Pottle, Esto for Cook+Fox Architects

One Bryant Park

One Chase Manhattan Plaza (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1960
Gordon Bunschaft / Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

One Liberty Plaza, Lower Manhattan
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
One Liberty Plaza
photo : Andrew McRae

Manhattan skyscraper – 226m high

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