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52E4th

52E4th

Project Manager/Designer: Naoyuki Shiiya

Completion Date: Under Construction

Location: NoHo, NYC

Visit: 52E4

The buildingÂ’s mass is derived from the site conditions, which presented a unique L-shaped lot fronting on two streets. Rather than step the building back as it ascends, a slender tower was placed in the rear of the property, affording it high visibility in the cityscape. A three-story base along the Bowery compliments the existing low-scale pedestrian streetscape.

Along with its small footprint and fifteen foot high ceilings, the tower emerges as a slender and slick monolith, with a rare Manhattan feature of one apartment per floor.

The building's facades evoke an industrial yet uniquely modern look by architecturally articulating the steel cross-bracing. Aluminum, stucco panels, and large expanses of glazing complete the exterior look, intermittently exposing and concealing the structural steel skeleton in an elegant gown.

This one-of-a-kind tower has made its mark on the increasingly "hot" Bowery district.