Located on a small site in the South Seaport area of Manhattan, our tower rethinks the role of skyscrapers producing public space within the city. South Street Tower combines commercial and residential space with “sky lobbies.” These vertically dispersed public amenities include roof gardens, restaurants, a gym and pool, meeting and screening rooms, and wine bars.
Our programmatic approach also has sustainable benefits. For instance, segmenting the tower with “roof gardens” creates “cooling zones,” where river air cools the interior and facilitates a healthier work environment. The building skin is optimized to regulate the sunlight’s heating of the interior.
As a result of our zoning optimization studies, the tower slenderness ratio is 1:13.5, the best that can be achieved on site with the requested program, while a 1:12 ratio is recommended.