Foundation work has started at SHoP Architects' project on the East River in Murray Hill. The design includes two towers, 40 and 47 stories, with a predominantly glass enclosure on the east and west facades and a more solid enclosure of copper panels on the north and south facades. The towers are connected by a "skybridge" towards the top with a wealth of amenities including: indoor lap pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, spa area, squash court, weight room, cardio space, juice bar, yoga and Pilates studio, daycare, golf simulator, flexible workout space, studio, and lounge. When completed, the project will bring 800 residential units to the area.
Architects: SHoP Architects; Developer: JDS Development Group; Program: Residential, Retail; Location: Murray Hill, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.