Related Companies has announced that their Robert A.M. Stern-designed development at 70 Vestry Street in Manhattan will host an original sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Alyson Shotz. To be installed in the double-height lobby of the 14-storey Tribeca condominium, Aileron will seemingly alter its appearance based on the position of the sun and the motion of patrons in the lobby.
Reminiscent of a butterfly wing, the sculpture's variegated luminescent colour results from a nanoscale configuration. Alieron will be complemented by a refined lobby interior, with white oak paneling, Fior di Bosco marble, and handcrafted furniture selected by designer Daniel Romualdez. Shotz's work has been showcased in several world-class museums and galleries, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Modern Art.
"The location of the sculpture at 70 Vestry, directly on the Hudson River, allows a parallel to be drawn between the changing light on the waterfront and the ongoing shift in the appearance of my sculpture depending on the light," says artist Alyson Shotz. "The subtlety and variation of light's interaction with the water's surface offers further inspiration."
Currently under construction and topped out, 70 Vestry is a boutique building inspired by the architecture of Tribeca, with all the classic charisma and elegance come to epitomize Robert A.M. Stern's architectural style. Recent sales have helped push the development past the 60 percent mark, accounting for $400 million of residences under contract. Among the units already spoken for are a 6,547-square-foot triplex penthouse, listed at a jaw-dropping $50 million. The limestone-clad project is notable for having recorded more transactions above $10 million than any other downtown development in 2016.
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