NY skyscraper will be second tallest in the Western Hemisphere

January 25, 2019

Designed by Gensler, New York City’s Tower Fifth  will be the city's second tallest building. Photo courtesy Gensler[1]
Designed by Gensler, New York City’s Tower Fifth will be the city’s second tallest building.
Photo courtesy Gensler

Designed by architecture firm Gensler[2], 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[3] system reducing solar heat gain by more than 70 percent. It will be one of the first deployments of this system in North America.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Opener-32.jpg
  2. Gensler: https://www.gensler.com/
  3. losed cavity façade: https://architizer.com/projects/closed-cavity-facade/

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