Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) completed One Vanderbilt, the tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan. Part of New York City’s East Midtown Rezoning, the highrise explores the future of the central business district, “with public realm benefits, carefully crafted materiality, and a tapered form that establishes a striking skyline presence”. In collaboration with developers’ SL Green and Hines, One Vanderbilt reaches 1,401 feet (427 meters) in height, becoming the tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan. Transforming both the civic experience of the Grand Central district and the contemporary office space, the tower is expected to achieve LEED and WELL certifications. Joining KPF’s portfolio of impactful New York projects, shaping the city’s experience, One Vanderbilt follows the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in defining the renowned skyline. In fact, for the exterior envelope, the design team collaborated closely with Studio Christine Jetten to create a glaze that is contextual in nature yet modern enough to stand on its own.
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