The idea that implicitly moves the project is aeronautics, putting people on viewing platforms – "shelves" in the air, from which the city is seen. As we move upwards, reaching 1,001 feet, we are moving vertically into space. The spatial scheme attaches floors to a backbone, which maintains and sustains the modules. The floors are structurally supported by the core and two walls, stretching parallel to Fifth Avenue, along the long axis of the Island.
The core is pushed out and isolated, while serving the residences and housing all the engineering and logistics. The spine is separate from the body in order to achieve the unobstructed volume of the apartments and providing the ability to keep the open spaces inside the residences with panoramic views. The optimal apartment plan with clear span and without vertical communications has been defined for the residence. The interiors become clean, flexible and open.
An apartment is always keeping the potential of the void. It is a shelter, experience of a room above the city. It is a void with high ceilings, constrained by two walls and two panoramic window walls. The view and its perspective reveal all of Manhattan: a 180-degree view in Northern and Southern directions.
The rooftop open room can be reserved for private events by the residents and becomes a unique amenity, with a striking view atop the skyscraper.
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LOCATION 262 5th Avenue, New York, USA
CLIENT Five Points Development
YEAR 2015 - p.t.
STATUS in progress
Y. Grigoryan, A. Staborovskiy
M. Slavnova (project manager), A. Morozov (leading architect), D. Gutyrchik, S. Grigoryan, A. Zinoviev
Y. Kuznecov, A. Buslenko, D. Kagdin
ARCHITECT OF RECORD SLCE Architects
STRUCTURAL / M.E.P. ENGINEER WSP
EXTERIOR WALL CONSULTANT Front
FACADE MAINTENANCE Entek Engineering