design folio

Herzog good

Claire Sullivan - Tuesday, March 31, 2009





One of my favourite architectural practices Herzog de Meuron are set to impress again when their new residential tower in downtown Manhattan is completed in mid 2010. With a height of 57 stories the building's external structure brings to mind a rather precarious game of Jenga. The Tribeca neighbourhood is not known for its high rise buildings, so this masterpiece will no doubt stake a well deserved claim and afford the residents incredible views across Manhattan and beyond.  All 145 unique residences will have their own enviable outdoor space, but the icing on the cake has to be the mirror sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor, that rests ever so precariously on the ground floor.