Superstructure is close to topping out at the north tower of 121 East 22nd Street, the two-tower residential development in the Flatiron District from Toll Brothers City Living and Gemdale Properties and Investment. OMA's New York office, led by partner Shohei Shigematsu, is responsible for the design of the 18-story residential development, the firm's first in the city.
Addressing the neighborhood's pre-war architectural context, the façade of the north tower will feature a punched window design that transitions to a faceted northeast corner with glazing that frames views from multiple angles. This faceted corner will echo the faceted design of the smaller tower on East 22nd Street.
At the south tower, located mid-block on East 22nd Street, façade installation is wrapping up on the faceted design. The façade features dark-toned precast panels, in either a single or double bay configuration, with windows inset into warped rectangular cutouts.
Architects: OMA NY (Design Architect), SLCE Architects (Architect of Record); Developers: Toll Brothers City Living with Gemdale Properties and Investment; Program: Residential; Location: Flatiron District, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.