Meganom revealed skinny supertall tower for new york


Meganom, based in Moscow, was designed to design its first US project - a 305-meter residential skyscraper designed for Midtown Manhattan.

The supertall tower, called 262 Fifth Avenue, is expected to rise in the Nomad neighborhood near Madison Square Park. The skyscraper will rise to 1,000 feet (305 meters) and will be "unlike anything else built in New York," according to the team.

"A progressive example of prospective and contemporary design, it will include several" firsts "in terms of design and features of environmental sustainability," said the team.

Last year, Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, based in New York City, completed the 435-meter Parkway 422 in the town of Supertall.


Meganom's thin skyscraper will occupy a package that stretches from 260 to 264 Fifth Avenue. Two vacant structures are demolished to make way for the tower, while a historic 12-storey stone building will be integrated into the base of the skyscraper.

The project will be Meganom's first in America. Founded in 1998, Moscow-based architecture and urban design company, led by Yury Grigoyan, llya Kuleshov, Elena Uglovskaya and Artem Staborovsky.

The company's recent commissions include an extension of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the renovation of the Kremlin Museum and the creation of a new master plan for Gorky Park, all located in Moscow.


"Meganom is practically unknown in the West but has tackled some of the biggest and most complex projects in Russia," said the team.

For the Manhattan project, the studio designed a narrow aluminum and glass tower.

The eastern façade includes oversized and perforated window windows. On the north and south elevations, floor-to-ceiling windows provide residents with a breathtaking view of the city.


The tower will be surmounted by a rectilinear crown which will serve as an observation area. "At its summit, a sky-high metal frame will create an arched observation platform on the top of the skyscraper," the architects said.

The shape of the tower is influenced by its structural system. A mechanical core will reach the west side of the tower, as opposed to the center, which will allow column-free living spaces.

"The shape of the skyscraper is inspired by a unique structural system that separates the functional core of the building from its living spaces, creating expansive, clear, columnless and customizable full-floor residences - an inventive design solution without Previous in a high-end building in New York, Increase, "said the team.


Demolition work has recently begun on the site. New York-based SLCE serves as archive architect, and WSP provides infrastructure and engineering services.

The project is supported by Five Points Development, a new American company led by Israeli developer Boris Kuzinez. The real estate company has worked with Meganom on a number of projects, including the Tsvetnoy Central Market in Moscow.

Other supertall tower projects in New York include a skyscraper proposed in Midtown Manhattan designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and developed by the family of Donald Trump's son-in-law.

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