A host of art deco-influenced details are found in the design of this condominium building under construction in New York‘s Carnegie Hill, including patterned grey brickwork, vaulted balconies and brass frames.
Slated for completion next year, 180 East 88th will be one of the tallest skyscraper in the area at 524 feet (160 metres) high.
American development and design firm DDG aimed to reference the masonry high-rises constructed in New York between the 1920s and 1940s, many of which were built in the art deco architectural style, in the design.
The new tower will be clad with 594,443 handmade bricks, which will be set in wooden moulds and then fired at varying temperatures to give different shades of grey.
“These distinctive bricks, which include the elegant, elongated Kolumba style, possess a thoroughly unique texture and colour palette that reflect their handmade quality,” said DDG in a statement.
Renderings of the 50-storey building show that the brickwork will be arranged to form a chevron pattern across the main tower. A pair of smaller volumes on either side are shown covered in horizontal bands, while the triplex penthouse at the top will feature vertical stripes.
Huge vaulted openings around the three-storey residence’s private terrace will offer panoramic views across Central Park, the East River, the Hudson River and Downtown. Smaller arches will also feature around the duplexes located part-way down the tower.
The tapered columns of the vaults will provide a framework for planting, while glass railings will be detailed with brass balustrades to match the window frames.
The skyscraper will include a total of 48 residences, ranging from lofts to five bedrooms and full floors, in addition to the duplexes and the penthouse. A key feature of the homes will be high ceilings that will rise to 14 feet (4.2 metres) in most of the residences, and 28 feet (8.5 metres) in the duplexes.
Interiors are intended to continue the pre-war aesthetic, with details like custom-made wainscoting, a wooden wall panelling, and bathrooms lined in silver travertine and brass.
The lobby will be topped with vaulted ceilings, and feature flooring that combines travertine and Austrian oak in different patterns.
Residents will have access to a host of communal facilities. As well as fitness and yoga studios, the tower will include parts of a basketball court and a football pitch inside.
DDG also teamed up with the city’s Children’s Museum of the Arts to create a playroom for younger children.
Construction on 180 East 88th began in 2015, but work was stopped after it was suggested that DDG dodged a zoning regulation to gain permission to build the high-rise. Building restarted after amendments were made to the project and the firm is currently selling units in a nearby sales gallery.
At the other end of Manhattan, another tower that references the city’s art deco skyscrapers is currently under construction at 45 Broad Street.
Renderings are by March Made.
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