In Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, curves were used to suggest comfort, safety, and relaxation. Today, we’re noticing these aesthetically unique shapes in facades, amenity spaces, and windows in many new developments throughout Manhattan. In honor of this new trend, we highlight three stunning developments that use curves in its architecture.
130 William couldn’t exist anywhere else. Sir David Adjaye uses the neighborhood context as a starting point. He pushes against the conventions of tall glass towers with curves and arches inspired by classic Manhattan masonry architecture. A signature feature of the building is the unique silhouette of rhythmic oversized bronze arched windows that draw inspiration from the beloved lofts that once populated the area. At 66 stories and nearly 800 feet tall, the new luxury high-rise tower is quickly becoming recognized for its iconic exterior architecture, which centers around its unique curved windows.
35 Hudson Yards
Situated in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood, 35 Hudson Yards is the latest addition from David Childs and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Drawing inspiration from David Child’s organic architecture, the building offers an arrival experience met with a nautilus-shaped ceiling light installation that effortlessly guides residences through the lobby to the elevator corridor. The selection of exotic woods, stones, and metals creates an inviting and luxurious atmosphere complimented with collectible furniture, art, and lighting pieces that further elevate the most luxurious building in Hudson Yards and a truly unique private residence in New York City.
125 Greenwich Street
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street tops out at 88 stories. This towering building features an exposed concrete column that runs throughout the height of the building and a curved glass façade that enhances panoramic views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and the skyline. This curved façade is carried through the 15,000-square-foot, residents-only, private club called The 88, which spans across the top three floors. The club is dedicated to the wellness of its residents and includes skyline and water views.