New York

  • Heatherwick Studio's Vessel is finally complete and has now opened to the public in Manhattan, New York City. Rising to a height of 150 ft (45 m), the steel structure comprises 54 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings, offering views of the city and the Hudson River.
  • The construction​ of two unusual-looking residential towers is set to begin in Brooklyn, New York City, in August this year. Designed by OMA, the buildings are likened to dancing partners by the firm and feature a striking blocky design that's meant to maximize views.
  • The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced new plans to put drones into the air over the Big Apple, listing search and rescue missions and hostage situations as a couple of the intended applications.
  • Central Park Tower, by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, is a new supertall skyscraper currently under construction in NYC. Once complete, it'll be the tallest residential building in the world and rise to a height of 1,550 feet (472 m), hosting amazing luxury apartments that cost over US$100 million.
  • 3 World Trade Center has been declared open for business in an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Standing on the same Manhattan plot as the original building destroyed in the September 11 attacks, the supertall skyscraper rises to a height of 1,079 ft (328 m).
  • ODA New York has a history of using out-of-the-box ideas to both maximize desirable features and make the most out of awkward plots. Its newest project, 100 Norfolk, sees the firm do this again by turning a residential building on its head.
  • Construction is currently underway on a pair of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed towers in New York City named the XI (aka the Eleventh). The twin buildings will feature an unusual twisted form that's intended to maximize the view​ for residents.
  • Zaha Hadid Architects recently completed its first project in New York City. Designed by the firm's founder before her death, 520 West 28th Street is a luxury condo situated next to the city's High Line that features an eye-catching steel and glass facade.
  • If you've ever considered yourself spy material then a recently-opened museum by Adjaye Associates may be of interest. Named Spyscape, the Manhattan museum features installations and challenges which let you test your skills to see if you're up to the job.
  • If sea levels keep rising over the coming decades, where does that leave buildings located in coastal cities like New York City? This is a question addressed by NYC-based firm DFA with its conceptual design for a cluster of flood-resistant residential high-rises in Manhattan.
  • British firm Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a new residential project for Manhattan, New York City. Consisting of two buildings either side of the High Line, their most distinctive feature is their unusual bulging glazing, which brings to mind the firm's recently-completed Zeitz MOCAA.
  • The geology of the area is an important part of New York City's architectural identity, offering solid anchorage for clusters of towering skyscrapers. And now it has shaped the design of new apartment tower going up in the Upper West side that will carve a distinctly chiseled figure.​