Designed by architecture firm Gensler, Tower Fifth will rank as the second tallest building in New York City and in the Western Hemisphere.
According to Gensler, the tower “creates a new paradigm for how a supertall structure meets the street and interacts with its neighbors.”
The 120,774-m2 (1.3 million-sf) tower climbs 474 m (1556 ft) above Manhattan. A glass-enclosed public galleria on the ground floor spans the entire block, framing views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral while extending the civic realm into the building footprint, leading visitors to shops, a food hall, and an auditorium.
At the top of the tower, the city’s highest observatory grants unprecedented views and features an array of experiential, cultural, and entertainment experiences within a public observatory.
The office floors feature 89,187 m2 (960,000 sf) of tenant space and amenities. Tower Fifth is wrapped in an innovative, energy-efficient closed cavity façade system reducing solar heat gain by more than 70 percent. It will be one of the first deployments of this system in North America.