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Chipperfield reveals plans for first New York apartment scheme

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New images have been unveiled of a proposed 57-home apartment block overlooking New York’s Bryant Park, designed by David Chipperfield Architects

The latest visuals of The Bryant – Chipperfield’s first large-scale residential project in the city – were released to coincide with the scheme’s sales launch today (19 November).

One bedroom flats will start at £1.47 million ($2.25 million) while two bedrooms apartments have an initial asking price of just over £2 million ($3.1 million). The price of larger units is ‘available on request’.

Backed by New York-based property and development firm HFZ Capital Group, the project at 16 West 40th Street also includes a boutique hotel and is topped by a pair of ‘triplex penthouses’.

Externally the building features an aggregate terrazzo facade, and is being billed as ‘the embodiment of elegant, purposeful design [combined with] unparalleled centrality’. It will complete in 2017.

Chipperfield said: ‘The idea that the structure and the facade are the same thing, made out of polished concrete, will give the building a tectonic and physical presence. Through this, the building is reduced down to elements of columns and windows, of solid and void, mass and space.’

He added: ‘You can make architecture out of very simple things, it doesn’t have to be complicated. The difference between a good building and a bad building normally resides in it being more thought about.’

As well as The Bryant, the practice is also working in Manhattan on the new wing for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art having seen off a star-studded shortlist including Foster + Partners to win the prestigious job in March (AJ 12.03.15).



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