514 Eleventh Avenue
Twin residential towers provide a 21st-century lifestyle overlooking New York City, with an amenities skybridge forming an efficient structural solution.
Our client, Silverstein Properties, the developer of New York’s World Trade Center, was looking for a landmark yet economical solution for a challenging site in Hudson Yards. Underground subway lines and easements placed restrictions on building form and foundations, leading to a simple, clean and economical structural solution for two 60-story residential towers and skybridge.
Located near Times Square, the Javits Center and the Hudson Riverfront, the towers create a new gateway to a regenerating neighborhood. Their sculptural, geometric form was driven by both by this location and the need to straddle the subway tunnels. A diagonal footprint meant we could optimize light and views of the Hudson River and skyline, with the rooftop link creating a dynamic and instantly recognizable form.
What sells these projects is the quality and range of recreational and well-being amenities. They set a development apart in a competitive market. After a detailed market analysis of residential amenities in New York, we proposed to lift these spaces 1,000 feet into the air for incredible views around the city. A 100-foot pool, rock-climbing wall, huge gym, and a running track around the perimeter create a forward-thinking approach to modern city living, putting lifestyle and well-being at the strategic focus of the commercial offer.