Work

75 Nassau

New York, New York

Suspended nearly 500 feet within lower Manhattan’s skyline, a new type of residential common roof space will emerge and visibly crown a new tower designed by ODA Architecture. Designed to be visible within lower Manhattan’s skyline, the building is crowned with groves of native trees and a series of vine curtains that are revealed as architectural extensions. These fully integrated vegetative systems form a structural framework to define each of the roof terrace’s outdoor rooms. Visible from the street, this vegetative beacon brands the building as the “forest tower.” The number and network organization of garden terraces establishes a distinct architectural language in which the exterior environments are celebrated equally with the building’s interior. Multi-level roof terrace gardens are programmed and designed as extensions of their adjacent interior amenity spaces. Reconciling the terraces’ spatial complex configurations and different floor levels, HMWhite’s design introduces a shared landscape framework, comprised of a variety of garden elements, to visually unite and expand their spatial context. A three-story waterfall links the fifth and second floor terraces, offering sound and a dramatic landscape feature to draw powerful connections to exterior social spaces. These natural world visual and physical linkages broadens one’s landscape experience within a mix of tightly configured courtyard spaces. Experienced in its aggregate, residents will come to find their home gardens to be their sanctuary and source of calming resolve and repose.

Client
Glimcher Development Company

Design Team
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Architect: ODA Architecture
Structural Engineer: WSP
MEP: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
Irrigation Engineer: WC3 Design
Lighting Design: Buro Happold
Construction Cost Management: Steven Dubner Landscaping

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