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Revealed: NY tower proposals by Foster, Zaha, Rogers and OMA

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The AJ can reveal the winning and the runner-up schemes in the competition to design a new skyscraper on New York’s Park Avenue. 

Foster + Partners beat an impressive shortlist, dominated by British architects, which featured Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Rem Koolhaas’ OMA to land the 60,400m² tower project.

 The 425 Park Avenue development for L&L Holding and Lehman Brothers Holdings will replace a 1957 Khan & Jacobs’ ‘wedding cake’-style building and is understood to be the first ‘full-block’ office scheme on the street in nearly half a century. 

Close to the iconic Seagram Building and Lever House, the victorious 40-storey proposal is described as a tapered, steel-frame tower ‘rising to meet three illuminated shear walls’ and boasting column-free floor spaces.

Norman Foster said: ‘I’ve a personal connection with New York, which has been a source of inspiration since my time at Yale, when the new towers on Park Avenue and its neighbourhoods were a magnet for every young architect.

‘Seeing first-hand the works of Mies van der Rohe, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen and Philip Johnson was tremendously exciting then – I am delighted to have this very special opportunity to design a contemporary tower to stand alongside them.’

Work on site is set to start in 2015 and complete by the end of 2017.

Winner: Foster and Partner's Park Avenue proposal in New York

Winner: Foster and Partner’s Park Avenue proposal in New York

Revealed: NY tower proposals by Foster, Zaha, Rogers and OMA

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