Foster + Partners Break Ground On First U.S. Residential Building
November 16, 2012
Foster + Partners have just broken ground on their very first residential building in the United States. And where else would this gleaming tower of luxury be, if not New York City! The 44-story apartment high-rise is located on midtown Manahattan’s east side, right inside the United Nations Plaza. It overlooks the East River, and its floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the rest of the city. Decked in curved steel and glass, 50 United Nations Plaza harks back to the Art Deco style of old New York skyscrapers, giving it an ultra-glamorous feel. Read more.
The building’s lobby makes a very grand first impression. Covered in granite, marble, and wood, the main space also includes an open fireplace and a giant streaming water fountain. The basement spa is also impressive, with a giant exercise pool and state-of-the-art equipment. The penthouse suite has its own pool, of course — an infinity tub that looks as if it is sliding right off the top of the building.
50 United Nations Plaza is expected to be finished by the end of 2014.
Images: courtesy of Foster + Partners
[via world architecture news]