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Published On: Thu, Dec 20th, 2018

Bayrock Group is Leading Modern Architecture in NY Managed by Tevfik Arif

New York City’s skylines, as majestic as they are, are not exactly known for their modern architecture.  Certain developers, such as Tevfik Arif and his Bayrock group however, are seeking to change this.

Gordon Bunshaft has become a pioneer of modern architecture in NYC, with no better example than One Chase Manhattan Plaza. With foundations stretching across 2.5 acres, the building, (which can be found on 28 Liberty Street), is a first of its kind in Lower Manhattan,

The space consists of a 60-story tower that is made of aluminum and five basement floors.

photo/ Jo Wiggijo via pixabay

Known as the 200th tallest building in the world, this structural landmark was completed in 1961 and the plaza, in 1964.

Trump SoHo, a 46-story building on Spring Street in SoHo, New York City is a $450 million example of modern architecture in New York. The condo-hotel hybrid was tied to Trump until 2017 when his name was dropped, and the building was renamed “The Dominick.”

The building has 391 units and began its construction in 2006 and was completed in 2008.  The Trump Organization and Bayrock Group collaborated on the project. Trump lent his name to the development but did not use any of his own capital to fund the project.

The Trump name was used as a way to attract tenants and buyers.

The 386,000-square-foot building was meant to contribute to the surrounding skyline. Modern in design, the Trump SoHo brought a lot of controversy to the area after seeking special approval from Mayor Bloomberg.

The building’s plans were revealed on The Apprentice and faced several setbacks before being its completion.

Human bones were discovered on the grounds during the foundations being laid.

After setbacks, the luxury building began to attract buyers from around the globe. The external walls of the building had been constructed with double sided mirrors, creating a panoramic view. The 46th floor of the building is designated as an event space, featuring spectacular views of the New York skyline.

Oculus WTC is a $4 billion transit hub, which has been one of the world’s most prevalent Instagram photo hotspots. Completed in 2016, it replaced a mall that was destroyed on 9/11. The structure has over 100 retail stores and consist of filtered light fixture that beams onto the white marble.

The building, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is iconic not only for design, but also because it’s a symbol of the World Trade Center rebirth.

The building is impossible to miss, with outward curves that resemble wings. The roof was designed to open for increased ventilation and light.  In addition to that, a skylight runs across the structure’s entire ceiling.

Santiago wanted to make the wings of the building open to mimic the wings of a bird, honoring those that lost their lives on 9/11, however financial constraints prevented this. It was envisaged that on the anniversary of 9/11, the 335-foot-long skylight would open. This would have been referred to as “Way of Light”

Located on 8 Spruce Street, stands New York by Gehry. This one of kind New York city gem is known for its ‘twists’ and consists of 76 stories. The famous architectural landmark is a rental tower in lower Manhattan and was completed in 2011. The tower has 10,500 stainless steel panels, each of which were designed for the building.

The base of the tower is an elementary school, making the “New York” a key part of the local community. The building is one of the world’s tallest residential towers and has 898 total rental units available.

The original design of the 1 million square foot building included space for a hospital. The hospital was to have 25,000 square foot of space below ground, but was ultimately never used as intended, instead it was used as a valet parking garage. Construction on the building began in 2006 and ended in 2010.

All spaces in the building are rentals, with none offering purchasing options. Architects have praised the building’s design, acknowledging its great contribution to the New York Skyline.  =Many also compare it to the Woolworth Building, claiming that it is rivals the 1913 masterpiece.

Gehry was solely responsible for the design, from the exterior to the interior, as well as its amenity spaces and all of the 20 model apartments. It’s a true masterpiece of a building, winning the prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2011 as a piece of modern architecture in New York.

Author: Ben Myers

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