one57 residential tower by christian de portzamparc tops out
one57 residential tower by christian de portzamparc tops out one57 residential tower by christian de portzamparc tops out
jan 05, 2014

one57 residential tower by christian de portzamparc tops out

one57 residential tower by christian de portzamparc tops out
image © ACDP
all images courtesy of christian de portzamparc




after eight years of various design proposals and rigorous testing procedures, construction nearing completion at ‘one57’, a tower located at the heart of manhattan. working alongside developers extell, christian de portzamparc‘s design is generated from the area’s specific set of planning regulations, maximizing the constraints of the irregular L-shaped plot to establish the highest residential building in new york.

‘one57’ is located in the heart of manhattan
image © ACDP




the 300 meter tall structure is a composition of contrasting, yet unified geometric shapes, housing a range of living accommodation, including the new park hyatt hotel. the façade’s cascading glazed strips become curved forms as they peel away from the structure; sheltering external terraces, and animating the building’s elevations. the 75-storey project utilizes two different types of glass, offering a distinct visual contrast. the pinnacle of the tower tapers to form an identifiable silhouette on the new york skyline, fully embodying the scheme’s strong sense of vertical movement.

view from the passing street
image © ACDP

(left) view from broadway / image © ACDP
(right) looking up at the tower’s glazed façade / image © extell

view from central park
image © ACDP

the structure rising above essex house
image © ACDP

‘one57’ illuminated at night
image © extell

the site under construction
images © john w. cahill/CTBUH



project info:


program: hotel and residential, (75 floors)
client: extell development company.
executive architect: SLCE architect LLP
residential interior design: thomas juul-hansen, LLC
hotel interior design: yabu pushelberg
total construction floor area: 74,353 sqm (800,329 sqf)
height: 306 m (1,004 ft)

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