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NYC skyscraper references the city's Art Deco past

NYC skyscraper references the ...
Construction of One Vanderbilt Avenue is expected to be completed sometime in 2020
Construction of One Vanderbilt Avenue is expected to be completed sometime in 2020
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One Vanderbilt's developers will be aiming for LEED Platinum certification, though we've no other information its sustainability yet
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One Vanderbilt's developers will be aiming for LEED Platinum certification, though we've no other information its sustainability yet
One Vanderbilt is located in midtown Manhattan, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, and takes up an entire city block
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One Vanderbilt is located in midtown Manhattan, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, and takes up an entire city block
One Vanderbilt will also feature some retail and dining space
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One Vanderbilt will also feature some retail and dining space
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green Realty Corp, One Vanderbilt will rise to a total height of 1,401 ft (427 m)
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Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green Realty Corp, One Vanderbilt will rise to a total height of 1,401 ft (427 m)
Primarily an office building, One Vanderbilt will boast 58 floors of office space
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Primarily an office building, One Vanderbilt will boast 58 floors of office space
The developers of One Vanderbilt agreed to spend a cool US$220 in improvements to transportation infrastructure for the city following some legal wrangling that involved a lawsuit from Grand Central station over air rights
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The developers of One Vanderbilt agreed to spend a cool US$220 in improvements to transportation infrastructure for the city following some legal wrangling that involved a lawsuit from Grand Central station over air rights
One Vanderbilt is something of a looker, and sports a design that consists of four angled and interlocking rectangular volumes
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One Vanderbilt is something of a looker, and sports a design that consists of four angled and interlocking rectangular volumes
Construction of One Vanderbilt Avenue is expected to be completed sometime in 2020
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Construction of One Vanderbilt Avenue is expected to be completed sometime in 2020
The design of One Vanderbilt references classic NYC art deco buildings
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The design of One Vanderbilt references classic NYC art deco buildings
The One Vanderbilt skyscraper is expected to be completed sometime in 2020
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The One Vanderbilt skyscraper is expected to be completed sometime in 2020
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Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, New York City produced a glut of iconic skyscrapers. The Big Apple's newest supertall skyscraper draws inspiration from this golden era with a design that references Art Deco classics like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, One Vanderbilt Avenue has begun construction and will rise to a total height of 1,401 ft (427 m), making it one of the tallest buildings in the city.

The tower's form comprises four angled rectangular parts that rise to different heights, topped by a spire. Inside, the building will feature mostly high-end office space, in addition to restaurant and retail areas.

The project is located in midtown Manhattan, next to Grand Central Terminal, and takes up an entire city block. Developer SL Green Realty Corp agreed to invest US$220 million in improvements to the area's transportation infrastructure following some legal wrangling concerning Grand Central Terminal's air rights.

One Vanderbilt's developers will be aiming for LEED Platinum certification, though we've no other information its sustainability yet
One Vanderbilt's developers will be aiming for LEED Platinum certification, though we've no other information its sustainability yet

The infrastructure improvements aren't just a sop to city planners, but will actually make a significant difference to the local area. They include building a large new transit hall, a 14,000 sq ft (1,300 sq m) pedestrian plaza, and improved access for commuters both into and out of Grand Central Terminal.

One Vanderbilt's developers are aiming for LEED Platinum certification (a green building code) for the project, though we've no other information regarding the sustainable design and tech planned at this stage. We've also no official word on its overall cost – but you should expect it to be measured in billions, not millions, of dollars.

Construction is due to be completed sometime in 2020.

Source: Kohn Pedersen Fox

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3 comments
Augure
I fail to see the Art Deco in this.
Derek Howe
I agree with Augure...I don't see the Art Deco either...
It looks like a very nice modern building though.
Island Architect
That is an allusional stretch... Art Deco Designs were usually symmetrical.
I ain't buying the nonsense.
Bill