Bizzi & PartnersAronov Development and Halpern Real Estate Ventures are fulfilling starchitect Renzo Piano's inaugural residential project in New York City, a two-tower development named 565 Broome Soho. The 30-storey pair of glassy towers will eventually be connected by a common podium and a pinnacle skybridge, but for now, construction has focused on the lower levels of the complex.

Rendering of 565 Broome Soho, image via Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The development team purchased the site for a hefty $130 million in 2014 and unveiled their vision shortly thereafter, the 2015 appointment of Italian architect Renzo Piano considerably boosting the profile of the project. Sales of the 115 residences, which range from studios to four-bedroom layouts, were launched last September at just under $1 million. Earlier this year, news broke that tennis all-star Novak Djokovic has secured a unit in the building.

Rendering of 565 Broome Soho, image via Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The two towers are curved at their corners and heavily glazed, with mullions breaking up the glass fabric of the facade. "The building will take the colour of the weather and it's always changing," said Piano in a promotional video. "And we create a building that is sensitive to light, to the colour of the light. We use a special glass that we call low-iron, extra wide. It's a glass that is not greenish. It's like a crystal."

565 Broome Soho construction, image by Forum contributor towerpower123

Rising in tandem, the two buildings are currently represented by an unclad concrete structure that is quickly climbing above its neighbours. When complete, the building will host a landscaped outdoor terrace, 55-foot indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, library, and wet bar. 

565 Broome Soho (right) making an impact, image by Forum contributor towerpower123

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