David Chipperfield’s 32-storey New York skyscraper finished

The Bryant, a 32-storey concrete skyscraper designed by UK firm David Chipperfield Architects has been completed in Manhattan.

Located on the south-west corner of Bryant Park, the building contains two lobbies at street level, with two adjacent retail units, a hotel extending to the 14th floor and private residencies at its top.

The Bryant’s base occupies the full width of the site, and has a double-height ground floor that extends into the first four levels of the hotel.

A set-back area creates an outdoor terrace, and the building’s crown houses double-height spaces for two penthouses.

The project’s concrete exterior contains aggregates that are identical to the stone varieties found in the neighbouring buildings’ masonry façades, while meeting guidelines from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Polished precast concrete slabs and columns lend the building a classical appearance and "assert its place within the streetscape".

Images courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

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