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Norman Foster's Ultra-Thin Condominum Tower to Rise Above Seagram Building

Norman Foster's Ultra-Thin Condominum Tower to Rise Above Seagram Building
Norman Foster's Ultra-Thin Condominum Tower to Rise Above Seagram Building, 610 Lexington Avenue. Image © Foster + Partners
610 Lexington Avenue. Image © Foster + Partners

Construction is officially underway on 610 Lexington Avenue, a 700-foot ultra-thin condominium tower designed by Foster + Partners in New York City. Designed as a contrast to its neighboring landmark, Mies van der Rohe’s midcentury Seagram Building, the slim 61-story tower will feature 91 luxury units encased within a pure white glass facade.

“It’s not simply about our new building, but about the composition it creates together with one of the 20th century’s greatest. In contrast to Seagram’s dark bronze, our tower will have a pure white, undulating skin. Its proportions are almost impossibly slim and the views will be just incredible,” said Chris Connell at Foster + Partners. 

“Simplicity of design is often the hardest thing to achieve but in a sophisticated marketplace, people appreciate the timeless beauty that comes from it. Our design philosophy has always extended through the entire building and we will look to create interiors that blend seamlessly with the exterior approach.”

Construction is schedule to complete in late 2017. The project was originally unveiled in 2005, but was stalled due to the financial crash of 2008.


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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Norman Foster's Ultra-Thin Condominum Tower to Rise Above Seagram Building" 05 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/483076/norman-foster-s-ultra-thin-condominum-tower-to-rise-above-seagram-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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