16 W 40 - The Bryant

Superstructure has started to rise at the Bryant,  a 33-story mixed use tower in Midtown from HFZ Capital Group. The tower, whose structure has reached the seventh floor, is designed by David Chipperfield Architects in their signature modernist style that emphasizes a rationalist grid of windows and structure. Employing a strategy seen previously on KPF's 27 Wooster in SoHo, the windows are actually full-height sliding doors with a metal railing of vertical pickets. Rather than rely on the exposed concrete structure, as seen in similar towers like 432 Park Avenue, the structural members are instead clad in a precast concrete terrazzo panels.

The tower will offer a mix of uses including a 230-key hotel on floors 2 through 15, 57 condominium apartments on floors 16 through 33, and ground floor retail and restaurant. Amenities in the tower include lobby lounge, fitness center, bike storage and hotel specific amenities. Completion is slated for 2017.

Looking east along West 40th Street.

The north facade from West 40th Street.

The north facade from West 40th Street.

Looking west along West 40th Street.

Architect: David Chipperfield Architects; Developer: HFZ Capital Group; Program: Residential, Hotel, Retail; Location: Midtown, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.