16 West 40th Street will soon be home to The Bryant, David Chipperfield’s first ever ground-up building in NYC. The building will be located across from Bryant Park and the NYPL’s Schwarzman Building and will feature 57 apartments, a hotel, retail space, and a street-level restaurant.
The design of the 33-story tower presents a more stoic alternative to other works springing up around the city. No geometrically-shaped stacks, no imposing spire—it’ll take nothing more than grids of structural beams with glass doors and windows to compose Chipperfield’s essential, contemporary exterior. Terrazzo panels in concrete will be used for the façade and will feature marble and sandstone mosaics with a matte finish.
The building’s webpage also features a rendering which offers a glimpse of what the interiors will look like. From the looks of it, the interiors are sure to be as elegant and essential as the façade.
Completion of the building is set for the spring of 2017.