Gensler’s New York tower set to be second tallest in city
“Tower Fifth” will be located between 51st and 52nd Street just north of St Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, and will contain 120,000 sq m of floor space, shops, a food hall and an auditorium.
Tower Fifth will also house New York’s highest observatory and 89,000 sq m of tenant space.
The skyscraper will be clad in an “energy-efficient closed cavity facade”, which Gensler says will reduces solar gain by 70%.
The New York Times reports that Tower Fifth will be just 12 inches taller than the currently-under-construction Central Park Tower on Billionaire’s Row, and will be 65m taller than One World Trade Centre’s top floor – but One World Trade Centre will remain the tallest building owing to a mast that brings its total height to 541m.
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