January 25, 2019
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.
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