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New York Skyscrapers : Architecture

Guide to NYC Tall Buildings / Architects, USA – Manhattan Towers

7 + 5 Jul 2016

New York Skyscraper Photos

Manhattan Tower Photos

Manhattan tower architecture photos – supertall + high-rise building images from 24 Jun – 2 Jul 2016:

Views from the top of the Rockefeller Center, Midtown:

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

New York skyscrapers viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center

432 Park Avenue New York Building:

432 Park Avenue New York Building
photo © Adrian Welch, architect

New York City Building Photos

NYC skyscraper buildings:

New York skyscraper building

New York skyscraper building

200 Amsterdam Avenue Tower, Upper West Side, Manhattan
Design: Elkus Manfredi, Architects
200 Amsterdam Avenue New York City Tower
image courtesy architects

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower – 21 Jun 2016

1558 Third Avenue / 180 East 88th Street Tower
Design: DDG Partners in house ; Architect of record: HTO Architects
1558 Third Avenue / 180 East 88th Street Tower
image from architects

1558 Third Avenue / 180 East 88th Street Skyscraper Building – 24 May 2016

685 First Avenue, East River, New York City
Richard Meier Residential Tower on the East River
image courtesy Vize / Richard Meier & Partners Architects; image via WSJ
685 First Avenue Tower Manhattan – 24 May 2016

77 Greenwich Street Tower, Manhattan
Design: FXFOWLE Architects
77 Greenwich Street Tower
image from architects

77 Greenwich Street Tower Building – 14 Mar 2016

434-444 Eleventh + 550 West 37th Street
Hudson Yards Development New York City – 14 Mar 2016

Hudson Yards Development Manhattan
Architects : various
Hudson Yards, Viewed From The High Line
picture courtesy Related-Oxford

Hudson Yards Development Manhattan – 14 Mar 2016, updated 4 Jul 2016

340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn
Design: SHoP Architects
340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn by Shop Architects
image courtesy of SHoP Architects

340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn – 8 Mar 2016
Tallest tower building in Brooklyn – proposal.

3 Sutton Place Tower Building, East Side, Manhattan
3 Sutton Place Skyscraper by Foster and Partners
image courtesy Foster + Partners
3 Sutton Place Skyscraper NYC – 8 Mar 2016

66 Hudson Boulevard New York City Tower
Design Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Hudson Boulevard tower NYC by BIG
rendering : Tishman Speyer

66 Hudson Boulevard Tower, New York City – 8 Feb 2016

76 Eleventh Avenue Towers, between 17th & 18th Streets + Tenth & Eleventh Avenues
Design Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
76 Eleventh Avenue New York Towers
renderings : BIG

76 Eleventh Avenue Buildings – 17 Jan 2016
This pair of tower buildings will have 28 and 38 floors.

One Hundred East Fifty Third Street
Design: Foster + Partners
100 E 53rd Street New York
rendering via RFR

New York Midtown Skyscraper Building – 15 Jan 2016, updated 5 Jul 2016

West 29th Street Building – HFZ tower
Design: Safdie Architects
West 29th Street Building by Safdie Architects
image © Safdie Architects

HFZ Tower Building New York City – 12 Jan 2016

550 Broome Street Skyscraper, SoHo
Soho Tower New York Building
image courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects
SoHo Tower Building New York City – 11 Jan 2016

16 Nov 2015

March Against New York Skyscrapers

Manhattan Skyscrapers March
Hundreds of protestors have marched through New York to call for restrictions on tall buildings, which they say are casting huge shadows over Central Park, reports the Architects’ Journal today.

According to the AJ campaign group Stand Against the Shadows organised the march where New Yorkers walked with black umbrellas, signifying the shadows.

This group has written to the NYC mayor Bill de Blasio to request a moratorium on towers higher than 600 feet until new rules on skyscraper development are agreed, echoing recent calls for a rethink of London’s tall buildings policy (Skyline Campaign).

The issue has come to the fore following the unveiling of plans for the 541m high Nordstrom Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, which could cast shadows of up to 300m into the park.

432 Park Avenue Tower
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
432 Park Avenue
image from architects

432 Park Avenue Tower New York, updated 5 Jul 2016

One57 Tower
Design: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
One57 Tower New York
image from architects

One57 Tower New York, updated 5 Jul 2016

March Against New York Skyscrapers

425 Park Avenue
Design: Foster + Partners
425 Park Avenue
image from architects

425 Park Avenue, updated 5 Jul 2016

Ten Key New York Skyscrapers

Manhattan Skyscrapers Guide

New York is famous for tall architecture – ie skyscrapers! The Empire State Building is the most celebrated – partly due to it having been the highest on two occasins, partly due to public access – but for me the most beautiful is The Chrysler Building, notably the fanning out crown spire which amazingly was prefabricated and lifted into position in one go. There are a number of New York skyscrapers that will try to compete with these two, especially the Freedom Tower which is much more than ‘just’ a building but a symbol to the world that NYC will not be dented in its free will nor its optimism.

Manhattan Skyscraper
New York Architecture – photo © Tim Collins

Recent Manhattan Skyscraper

432 Park Avenue Tower, New York – 28 May 2013
Design: Rafael Viñoly
Building to Become the Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere
432 Park Avenue Tower New York
picture © dbox for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties
The landmark 432 Park Avenue project has achieved nearly US$1 billion in sales. Buyers are predominantly from the US with others from South America, the Middle East, UK, China and Russia. With an expected completion in 2015 the 1,396-foot tower designed by Rafael Viñoly will become the tallest tower in New York City and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

Key Manhattan building no longer standing

Site of World Trade Center
1966-73 (destroyed in 2001)
Architects: Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth & Sons
One World Trade Center was 417m high, Two World Trade Center was 415m high

New York Skyscraper Photos
Empire State Building New York
New York skyscraper – Empire State building photo : Andrew McRae

New York Skyscrapers : Complete List, alphabetical

Key New York Skyscrapers

Manhattan Skyscraper Buildings, chronological:

1. Flatiron Building, 23rd Street, Broadway; 5th Avenue
1902
Daniel Burnham, Architect
Famous piece of New York architecture that appears on numerous postcards and in many films, so-named due to its sharp pointed plan.
At 87m high the Flatiron building is the original New York skyscraper.

2. Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
1910-13
Cass Gilbert, Architect
241m high, one of the first New York skyscrapers. Designed in a formal, symmetrical Gothic Revival style and originally nicknamed the Cathedral of Commerce. The Woolworth building was the tallest in the world from 1913-30. Refurbished 1977-81.

3. Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue
1930
William Van Alen, Architect
Chrysler Building
This building is 318m high, a beautiful Art Deco skyscraper that is the favourite tower for many people. It became the tallest building in the world when completed. The chrysler was also the tallest tower in Manhattan until the Empire State Building beat it. This iconic tower was refurbished in 1995.

4. Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue
1931
Design: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
Empire State Building
381m high skyscraper, Art Deco architecture – especially the tower interior, a famous New York landmark.

5. Rockefeller Center, 5th – 7th Avenue; 47th – 51st Street, Midtown
1940
Design: Raymond Hood, Architect
Rockefeller Center Tower
photo : Andrew McRae

Rockefeller Center
The home of the beautiful ice rink, the Radio City Music Hall and up at the top of the tower, the Rainbow Rooms: you can dance or drink cocktails at the summit of one of the highest skyscrapers in NYC wtih great views dow  to the Empire State Building.

6. Lever Building (Lever House), 390 Park Avenue
1952
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Architects
A beautiful piece of New York architecture facing Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building and trying to give it a run for its money. Having had a good look at both I think Mies wins but nevertheless this SOM Architects building was a classic in its day, podium and tower: Lever House

7. United Nations Headquarters (UNO Buildings), 1st Avenue
1953
Design: Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Sir Howard Robertson
with Harrison & Abramovitz Architects

The only Le Corbusier building in New York City: UN Building New York

8. Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York
1958
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Architect; Philip Johnson
Seagram Building
This austere building is highly rated by many architects worldwide, especially those who like rational and well detailed architecture. The tower set a benchmark for skyscraper design and is still used as a reference model today. Philip Johnson became an associate for Mies van der Rohe on the Seagram Building.

9. UN Plaza, East 44th St / 1st Avenue
1969-75
Roche-Dinkeloo Architects
Crystalline glassy building with facets in plan and section but generally a clean-styled building. The UN Plaza apartments tower was added in 1983. Renamed in 1999 Millennium Hotel New York, UN Plaza.

10. Freedom Tower – Site of World Trade Center, Ground Zero, Lower Manhattan
2004-13
David Childs of SOM Architects
Controversial towers to replace the rather ‘wooden’ New York World Trade Centre skyscrapers that were destroyed in 2001 in terrible circumstances. The Freedom Tower skyscraper (originally designed by Daniel Libeskind, architect) is significant number of feet high – 1,776 ft – to mark a key American date in history – the United States Year of Independence, this height was confirmed in Nov 2013.


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Useful Links re Manhattan Skyscrapers

Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place, Battery Park, New York:

New York Architecture Walking Tours

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Freedom Tower New York Freedom Tower Freedom Tower Freedom Tower
New York photos : Andrew McRae, 2007

New York State Architecture

520 West 28th Apartments
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
520 West 28th
image from architects

520 West 28th Apartments

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