50 west by JAHN adds to manhattan’s downtown district
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chicago-based practice JAHN has unveiled designs for ‘50 WEST‘, a 780 foot tower comprised of 64 storeys in manhattan’s downtown district. the building is planned for 191 luxury condominiums with amenities including a full-fitness center, 60-foot lap pool, home offices, screening room, library, and a private rooftop terrace with unobstructed views of the new york harbor, ellis island and statue of liberty.

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the 780 foot tower is comprised of 64 storeys in manhattan’s downtown district
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with construction restarting in 2012, a different approach was needed for the top to incorporate expanded technical equipment. replacing the original sloped and curved peak, the new design slopes to the south with a sharp and crisp edge, reinforced by a concrete ring beam that glows at night. to the south, the rooftop window frames the statue of liberty creating a private terrace for the penthouse unit, and a landscaped observation deck for the residents above.

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the scheme offers unobstructed views of the new york harbor, ellis island and statue of liberty
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JAHN 50 west manhattan skyscraper new york designboom
living accommodation within the 64-storey structure
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JAHN 50 west manhattan skyscraper new york designboom
191 luxury condominiums are contained within the high-rise
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a roof terrace provides expansive views across the region
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the reception at the lower level of the tower
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’50 west’ as part of manhattan’s ever changing skyline
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