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NYC’s newest & most talked about waterfront residential buildings.

The weather is getting colder, but we’ve got you covered! Cozy up in Classic Harbor Line’s heated, enclosed boats this month, and discover why the waterfront has inspired architects to develop new forms and facades for residential projects.  You’ll have a front row seat as our expert AIA guides explore what has come to be known as New York’s new Gold Coast.

See some of the newest and most talked about waterfront residential buildings in New York City, including:

Via 57 West, Hudson River

Also known as “the Pyramid” or “the Sail,” the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has dubbed this building a “Courtscraper,” alluding to its marriage of a European courtyard and a New York skyscraper. 700 rental apartment units are stacked to maximize views for the residents, and from the exterior it is a dramatic addition to the NYC skyline.

 

160 Leroy Street, West Village

This is the fourth new building in New York by Pritzker Prize winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The double curved plan on the west side was inspired by the “curvaceous, seductive and sexy” architecture of the great Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer.

 

56 Leonard Street, Tribeca

Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron at work here again; however, this time the result is a supertall, super slender luxury condominium tower.  The building has already become iconic, and the stacked condominium boxes at the top have endeared the popular nickname “the Jenga Building.”

 

325 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

The first new residential building as part of the Domino Sugar complex, this project by SHoP Architects of New York offers 30% designated affordable units, and has a distinctive donut hole shape that permits greater transparency to the Williamsburg neighborhood.

 

The American Copper Buildings, East River

This pair of tall leaning towers, also by SHoP Architects are connected by a bridge that contains the shared pool and fitness facilities. The facades have copper cladding on the north and south that will age to an elegant green patina.  The residential towers have already been nicknamed the “dancing buildings.”