New York, NY
The new 600-foot-tall, 40-story commercial office tower at Eleven Times Square defines the western gateway to New York City's most famous intersection. The tower occupies a full block along Eighth Avenue between West 41st and West 42nd Streets, and its massing and articulation reflects the vibrancy of the neighborhood while offering Class-A office space for high-end tenants. Its six-story ribboned base contains several floors of retail space and is capped by three-dimensional LED displays and an iconic globe. Above, the tower's main volume slopes outward, culminating in a crystalline cornice— an inversion of Manhattan's zoning paradigm that enables the client to gain additional leasable space at desirable heights. The tower's 40-story concrete core allows for column-free corners in office floors, which command panoramic city views through the tower's glazed facades, comprised of sheer glass curtainwall and unique silk-screened spandrel panels. The southern and western facades, which receive the most sunlight, feature reflective glass and exterior perforated aluminum sunshades that control daylight penetration and reduce glare while animating the tower's surface.
Location: New York, NY, US