Curtain wall installation has begun at Helmut Jahn's 50 West, a 64-story, 780-foot residential tower in Lower Manhattan. The panels enclose floors 2 to 6 and include the curved glass units at the southeast and southwest corners. Use of curved glass curtain wall on high rise construction in New York has recently increased, with towers such as 7 Bryant Park and 252 East 57th Street also employing the shaped glass. Meanwhile, the superstructure continues to rise, reaching the 27th floor.
The completed tower will feature 191 condo units, some of which will offer duplexes and double height living rooms. Amenities in the building include a pool, private fitness center, an entertainment floor, a landscaped rooftop observatory, and office condominiums on the third floor available for purchase by the residents.
Architects: Jahn; Interiors: Thomas Juul-Hansen; Developer: Time Equities Inc.; Program: Residential; Completion: 2016.