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Maiden Lane Tower

New York, NY

Maiden Lane Tower is a proposal for a commercial, residential and hotel in Lower Manhattan. Located near the South Street Seaport along the East River, the design provides an elegant new presence on the skyline.

All frontages are permeated; all views embraced. The simple geometry adheres to a dominant vertical line, continuous for the height of the building. As the sun moves and the light changes through the day, this strong vertical contrasts and compliments the horizontal plane of the East River.

The design uses cutting edge technologies in subtly changing levels of glazing transparency combined with projecting terraces to manage solar gain while creating a provocative building form. The geometry maximizes the floor plate within the zoning constraints and established setbacks. The ground plane setback preserves street space for public programs and increases building efficiency and the number of premium units high in the building.