Prize-Winning Architect has First Project in New York City


New York City, United States 12 April 2019

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza has worked on numerous projects across the globe, many located in his native Portgual, but has yet to make his mark on the New York City skyline. But that will change in 2020, when his first building in the city, a 35-story Hell’s Kitchen tower, opens to the public.

The building, which is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, will have 80 apartments when it’s completed. Sales for those will launch sometime in the fall of 2019.

The building itself is quite minimalist, with a limestone facade and large windows in a tower rising from a wider base. The placement of windows with many corner apartments will maximize views of the Hudson to the west, and the skyline to the east.

The building’s interiors are being designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, which previously worked with the developers on Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street. The bulk of the apartments will be one, two and three-bedrooms, but there will also be some larger maisonettes and penthouses. Pricing for units has yet to be revealed.

Construction on the tower, located at 611 West 56th Street, is already underway and on target for a 2020 completion date.

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