7 Bryant Park
A distinctive office tower, with a signature hourglass façade feature, in Midtown Manhattan.
Project PartnersPei Cobb Freed & Partners
OwnerHines and Pacolet/Milliken
LocationNew York, New York
SustainabilityLEED Gold Certification
Number of Stories30
ENR, Project of the Year, 2016
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, 2016
ENR New York, Best Office Building, 2016
Urban Land Institute New York, Award for Excellence: Finalist, 2016
A Distinctive Office Tower
The signature hourglass façade feature, cut into a corner, sets off this 30-story Midtown office tower.
We provided structural design, connection design and Tekla modeling services to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners for the building, which was completed in 2015.
- The hourglass feature is created structurally with sloping columns. Many of the perimeter tower columns transfer onto large built-up plate girders at the 10th floor to create 60-foot column-free lease depths at the podium levels.
- The mixed-use building offers expansive views of Bryant Park and its hourglass shape provides uniquely shaped feature windows at every floor.
- The basic structural system consists of a core-first concrete core with surrounding steel framing.