Design proposal submitted by Adjaye Associates for the tallest skyscraper at Hudson Yards,
Adjaye Associates designed a giant skyscraper, featuring five tiered and cantilevered volumes that grow larger outward.
Dubbed the “Confirmation Tower,” the 498-meter (1,663-foot) skyscraper has been submitted for construction across from the Jacob K. Javits Center, in Manhattan.
A bid for the skyscraper, on a 1.2-acre site, was submitted by Peebles Corporation.
If built, this project would be the studio’s tallest skyscraper to date and would be the tallest building in New York City and the entire Western Hemisphere.
The tower does not contain any housing units, but instead plans have been proposed to include two hotels,
an observation deck, an ice rink and commercial office space to house the headquarters of the NAACP,
an organized civil rights association in the United States.
The tower will be a major skyscraper project designed entirely by a team of architects, developers,
builders and lenders in New York history.
Adjaye’s design has a dramatic appearance that echoes the style of traditional tall buildings to offer larger spaces on the upper levels.
The skyscraper is made up of five volumes cantilevered outward, and the volumes are wrapped by a series of vertical stone fins that run in the form of a grid from afar.
The studio on the ground floor used inverted arches and irregular columns wrapping the glass windows,
and designed an open, green balcony on the sixth level separating the base from the tower itself.
Design proposal submitted by Adjaye Associates for the tallest skyscraper at Hudson Yards
The project is a symbol of true development equality, and a symbol for everyone who visits New York,
it cements in brick and mortar that New York is serious about economic inclusion.
The superstructure will be the second tower in New York to be designed by Adjaye Associates after 130 William,
a concrete residential skyscraper designed by the firm founded by Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye in 2000.
The building will be the latest in a series of giant skyscrapers built in New York with buildings over 300 meters high designed by BIG, Foster + Partners and SHoP currently under development in the city.
And if the proposed design is built as suggested by the Peebles Corporation team,
Hell’s Kitchen would be the new home not only for the tallest tower in the Hudson Yards and all of New York City.
It will narrowly surpass the One World Trade Center in ceiling height, but is the 11th tallest in the world.
From the images released so far, it appears that heavily speckled concrete will be placed, which will give the facade a split effect when viewed from afar.
In terms of design, the tower would be a breath of fresh air for an area filled with all-glass towers,
but it could programmatically have difficulty getting through a crowd of Community Council 4.