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Watch NY's 'Jenga Tower' Stand

Monday, June 19, 2017

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The 60-story skyscraper in New York’s Tribeca (the tallest in the neighborhood) is nicknamed “the jenga building” with good reason—the tower is made of endless exposed concrete with varying floor slabs, cantilevers and balconies, and with nearly no floor plan repetition among its 145 apartments.

“The overall appearance of the tower is very much a result of accepting and pushing to the limit simple and familiar local methods of construction,” according to architectural design firm Herzog & de Meuron (Basel, Switzerland). “As a volume, the building has extreme proportions—at the very edge of what is structurally possible—and given its relatively small footprint, is exceptionally tall and slender.”

In addition to the open concrete style of the building’s interior, the skyscraper’s “bones” are also exposed. The horizontal concrete slabs that create the floor-by-floor stacking of the different modules (of pixels, as the firm calls them) can be seen by the naked eye, as well as the concrete columns that hold it all together.

The structure stands at 796 feet and is topped with 10 penthouses. It took 33 months to build and was developed by Alexico Group (New York), which commissioned EarthCam for this time-lapse video.

   

Tagged categories: Architecture; concrete; Condominiums/High-Rise Residential; Construction; Design build

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