New York, NY
325 Fifth Avenue is a 41-story luxury condominium between East 32nd and 33rd Streets, across from the Empire State Building. Designed jointly with Andi Pepper Interior Design, "325 Fifth" is a new landmark on the Manhattan skyline. The project was conceived as a classic urban skyscraper: a tower defined by a dynamic play of setbacks as it rises above its neighbors, articulated, and gleaming with a shimmering glass curtain wall. The interior organization dictated the form of the building. The glass curtain wall assembly incorporates opaque, translucent and transparent glass panels, programmed by interior function. The first two floors have a more traditional street front presence with a limestone facing, while the top five floors are formed by voluntary setbacks to allow the duplex penthouses to have ample terrace space. The building has 250 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The 2nd floor is devoted to amenities such as a lounge, a screening room, children’s playroom, outdoor terrace and a fitness center with sauna and indoor pool. Residents also have access to a landscaped plaza, below grade parking and private storage. The light-washed lobby welcomes residents with a bamboo forest, waterfall and landscaped courtyard garden.