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Studio Seilern reveals designs for New York skyscraper

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London-based Studio Seilern Architects has unveiled its designs for a new skyscraper overlooking the Hudson River in New York


The practice is understood to be competing against three other firms to win the job to build the 24-storey residential tower.

The 16,107m2 scheme includes an art gallery at the ground floor and has been inspired by the sculpture court of the city’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). The building’s plinth has been reduced to form a sculpture garden for both the gallery and the residential reception.

The floor plans have been designed to be easily adaptable should the market and requirement for homes change.

‘The site being in the art quarter is something that should be capitalised on. The nature of the ‘near-corner’ site mean we can offer the gallery a unique dual aspect and sculpture court as private and jewel like as the one in MOMA’, said practice founder Christina Seilern.


New York skyscraper by Studio Seilern

New York skyscraper by Studio Seilern

  1. The tower arranged within the Manhattan grid with increasing values at higher levels
  2. Rotate east-west facades to capture prime views and align with 11th Avenue
  3. Maximise tower coverage by moving some massing from the plinth to the tower
  4. Sculpture garden for the gallery and the residential reception 

Level 18 plan

Studio Seilern plan

Studio Seilern plan

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