The Bank of America Tower / Cook + Fox

There is a lot of attention being paid to the skyline these days – and rightly so, as the Freedom Tower rises about 1 story a week.  Yet, a little farther up the Island, an elegant faceted tower has caught our attention since its completion in 2008.   Designed by -based Cook + Fox,  the conceptualization behind the sleek volume, which rises gracefully from its base at One Bryant Park, is rooted in ideas of biophilia – the innate relationship between nature and man.   Constructed to respectively take its spot as the second tallest building in NYC [soon to be the third after the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building], the sustainable tower marks the first LEED Platinum commercial skyscraper in the world.   Check out this short click featuring Principal Richard Cook as he offers a deeper explaination of how biophilia informed not only the formal attitude of the architecture, but also shaped the experiences and atmosphere of this 2,200,000 sqf skyscraper.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "The Bank of America Tower / Cook + Fox" 06 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=166930>

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