Morris Adjmi selected to design 24-story rental building for Skyline Development

December 18, 2018 - Design / Build

Manhattan, NY Skyline Developers, the N.Y. affiliate of Garden Homes Development, has commissioned Morris Adjmi Architects to design their next residential rental building, located at 12 West 55th St.  between Fifth Ave. and Avenue of the Americas. The 24-story building will feature 100 residences paired with an exclusive suite of amenities. Its design will be inspired by the block’s pre-war architecture, featuring façades and decorative elements. It will include a series of six setbacks on West 55th St., affording discerning renters Midtown vistas in all directions, with views of the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden to the south. 12 West 55th St. will also include 11,500 s/f of retail space. 

“We pride ourselves on designing buildings with a forward-thinking approach that enrich the community they are in. Morris Adjmi Architects is one of the most innovative and inventive architects in the world, which made this a natural collaboration for us,” said Orin Wilf, president of Skyline Developers, “12 West 55th Street’s design and superior location combined with a well-appointed amenity offering will be a major draw for residents.”

“12 West 55th Street will be designed as a modern interpretation of a pre-war skyscraper. The building will fit into the surrounding context of the area, while adding a unique element to the Manhattan skyline,” said Morris Adjmi, principal of Morris Adjmi Architects.  

The building’s location provides a unique opportunity for renters to live in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Located moments from iconic sites and cultural institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, residents will also be in close proximity to a variety of acclaimed restaurants – Michael’s, La Bernardin, The Modern – along with Fifth Avenue’s sought-after shopping. 

Construction on 12 West 55th Street is expected to begin in Spring 2019.




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