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Glazed tower sparkles in Manhattan

Jez Abbott
Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

Balconies will spiral up the building in a helix-like movement

A new, glazed apartment block is rising above the busy New York skyline to offer unobstructed river and city views.

Seaport Residences soars 60 stories above the waterfront in the Seaport District of Lower Manhattan and is nearing completion.

Hill West has designed around 100 light-filled residences sheathed in an all-glass tower - billed as the first condominium project in the most historic neighborhood in the city.

Hill West's design aimed to embody the essence of living on the water by day or by night: four types of glass on the building exterior mimic the sparkle and drama of the water and reflect the sky.  

The convergence of the East and Hudson Rivers influenced the design, with exterior glass the exact color of sunlight reflecting off of the water.

By night, Seaport Residences illuminates the skyline with linear light spears wrapping the top like a modern residential lighthouse in the city port.

Balconies spiral up the building in a helix-like movement drawing the eye from base to building crown.

Amenities include a pool with an infinity edge against the glass that merges into the panoramic views of the city beyond.

Building infrastructure is located out of flood danger and off the ground floor. The main lobby, reached by a dramatic staircase, is also located on the second floor.  

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