Super Slender Midtown Towers

Thu, Feb 19, 2009

“Hong Kong slender” describes a type of pencil-thin tower common in Asia’s Manhattan and recently returned to New York real estate. In conjunction with its current exhibition, “Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York”, The Skyscraper Museum examined the aesthetics, engineering, and economics of slenderness in a program highlighting three tall, super-slim residential towers recently reared in Midtown: Sky House, One Madison Park, and 785 Eighth Avenue. Team presentations by the architects, structural engineers, and developers explored the complex equation of twenty-first century slenderness.


Sky House

Frank Lupo, Associate Principal, FXFOWLE Architects

Silvian Marcus, CEO, WSP Cantor Seinuk

Veronica Hackett, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Clarett Group

One Madison Park

John Cetra, Principal Architect, CetraRuddy

Silvian Marcus, CEO, WSP Cantor Seinuk

785 Eigth Avenue

Ismael Leyva, President, Ismael Leyva Architects

Ysrael A. Seinuk, CEO, Ysrael Seinuk, PC