It has been seven months since our last update about the David Chipperfield-designed, HFZ Capital Group-built The Bryant in midtown Manhattan. Located along Bryant Park, from which the 57-storey, 230-room, 57-unit, hotel and residential tower gets its name, The Bryant's exterior work appears virtually complete. The nighttime illumination coming from within allows for a tantalizing sneak-peak of how the interior of the structure will appear once the project is completed later this year. 

The Bryant, nearing completion in mid-January, image by Forum contributor towerpower123

A hotel will occupy the first 15 floors and a residential component will fill out the rest of the tower, including two half-floor penthouses at the top, while the base of the tower will be host to a mix of retail and dining options. Befitting New York's sky-high real estate prices, The Bryant will be sold as a luxury address, with guests and residents treated to an array of amenity spaces, including The Club Reading Room Lounge on the 6th floor, which will feature double-height ceilings, a fireplace, and an outdoor terrace offering a commanding view of Bryant Park. 

Bryant Park, seen in context with the 6th floor Lounge (above tent), image by Forum contributor towerpower123

The Bryant's simple elegance has been achieved in large part by the reliance upon precast concrete terazzo panels. The grid-form exterior is clad almost entirely in the material, with deep-set window bays adding a touch of visual interest to the otherwise monolithic outward aesthetic.

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.

Related Companies:  David Chipperfield Architects, HFZ Capital Group