7 Bryant Park

New York / United States / 2016

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A novel gesture transforms this Midtown Manhattan office tower into a memorable presence that enriches the public realm.



Consisting of a lower rectangular podium of nine floors and a rectangular tower of 21 floors set back above, the building conforms to the mandated zoning envelope and setbacks while maximizing office floor plates. Within this simple volume, two conical incisions—one pointing up, the other down, with their apexes touching at the setback level—animate the building as seen from the park. At street level, the form is further dramatized by a generous circular canopy that shelters a welcoming public space where pedestrians can pause to enjoy the prospect of one of the city’s most treasured landscapes.


SITE: Midtown Manhattan, overlooking Bryant Park


CLIENT: Hines; Pacolet/Milliken Enterprises, Inc.


PCF&P SERVICES: Architecture; exterior envelope; interior design of public spaces


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Gold Certified


AWARDS:
Project of the Year
Engineering News Record New York, 2016


American Architecture Award
Chicago Athenaeum, 2016


Best Office Building
Engineering News Record New York, 2016


Tucker Design Award
Building Stone Institute, 2016


Award for Excellence: Finalist
Urban Land Institute New York, 2016

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    A novel gesture transforms this Midtown Manhattan office tower into a memorable presence that enriches the public realm. Consisting of a lower rectangular podium of nine floors and a rectangular tower of 21 floors set back above, the building conforms to the mandated zoning envelope and setbacks while maximizing office floor plates. Within this simple volume, two conical incisions—one pointing up, the other down, with their apexes touching at the setback level—animate the building...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work started in 2010
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Main structure Steel
    • Client Hines; Pacolet/Milliken Enterprises, Inc.
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Office Buildings / Corporate Headquarters / Offices/studios / Interior Design
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