In the five months since we last covered Extell Development's One Manhattan Square, the soon-to-be 80-storey tower at the edge of the East River in New York City has begun cladding installation, with new photos showing reflective glazing climbing up the Adamson Associates-designed tower. The modern glass tower occupies a slice of the Lower East Side, a Manhattan neighbourhood where luxury residential towers have been absent, until now.

A rendering shows the dominating tower in context, image courtesy of Extell Development Company

The silver glass facade of the tower embodies the reflectivity of the river below, its curtain wall design providing residents with expansive views of the city. A pattern of chevrons lend a crystalline quality to the facade that adds texture to an otherwise flat surface. Further contrast is provided at the podium, building entrances, and certain elevations of the tower, courtesy of the installation of muntz metal that brings warm, bronze tones to the design.

One Manhattan Square and the Manhattan Bridge, image courtesy of Brian Marrone

Rotterdam-based landscape architectural firm West 8 has created a deluge of outdoor gardens and landscaped spaces that stretch over 45,000 square feet. A courtyard, sumac meander, birch garden, covered dog run, children's playground, fire pits, relaxation lawn, kitchen and dining area, tea pavilion, adult treehouse, putting green, and stargazing observatory are just some of the highlights in the lengthy list of outdoor amenities.

Glazing is applied to the tower, image courtesy of Brian Marrone

Residents will find even more conveniences, fun activities, and recreational amenities inside, where a full basketball court, two-lane bowling alley, squash court, golf simulator, teen arcade, theatre, and fitness centre are ready for action. There's also a 75-foot swimming pool, hamam, sauna, sunken tranquility garden, and children's wading pool slated for residents to enjoy. In total, the development will contain over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities spread across four floors. 

One Manhattan Square approaches its 80-storey peak, image courtesy of Brian Marrone

In early March, Extell Development Company announced it had sold over 100 residences at One Manhattan Square since the sales launch in November 2016. Among them was a $13 million duplex penthouse totalling 3,699 square feet, with five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 416 square feet of terrace space. One- to three-bedroom residences in the 815-unit building start at $1.16 million.

One of multiple pools in the building, image courtesy of Extell Development Company

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Related Companies:  Adamson Associates Architects