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Rafael Vinoly’s 432 Park Avenue in New York City to become the tallest building in the hemisphere

rafael vinoly has designed a landmark for the manhattan skyline with 432 park avenue, a 1396 foot tall tower slated to become the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. while the official launch of the condominium sales occurred in march 2013, the project has already achieved over 1 billion USD in sales, boasting an international set of buyers investing in residences priced anywhere from 7 million USD to 95 million USD. the architect approached the monumental design for the forthcoming tallest building in new york city with graceful 
compactness in mind.

The slender tower’s 96 stories will be a glazed and concrete vision overlooking central park, the hudson and east rivers as well as the thick, richly diverse urban fabric of manhattan— all visible through 10 by 10 foot apertures. the svelte exterior form belies the spacious plan; residences will include private elevator landings, eat-in kitchens, master suites and a plethora of fine finishes and optional additions. in the space-hungry eastern metropolis, future residents will enjoy 30000 square feet of amenities. renderings already show a miesian composition of glazed panes catching the impossible yellow-oranges and pinks of the east coast sunset.

 432 park avenue is slated for completion in 2015.


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Glass Animals | Gooey

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Hanjie Wanda Square, China by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio | via

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio completed Hanjie Wanda Square, a new luxury shopping plaza located in the Wuhan Central Culture Centre, one of the most important areas of Wuhan City in China. Following a competition in 2011, UNStudio’s overall design was selected by Wanda as the winning entry for the facade and interior of the Hanjie Wanda Square, a shopping plaza to house stores, boutiques, catering, outlets and cinemas.

In UNStudio’s design the concept of luxury is incorporated by means of focusing on the craftsmanship of noble, yet simple materials and combines both contemporary and traditional design elements in one concept. Visitor flows are guided from the main routes towards the facades and the three main entrances of the building, from which are thereafter guided to two interior atria.

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Shanghai Tower - May 2014 by 从汉口到青岛


Shanghai Tower - May 2014 by 从汉口到青岛

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