Since I last came in 2005, there have been some new towers, notably, the Hearst, the Bank of America, the NY Times, and the almost complete Gehry tower in Spruce St. There are some startlingly innovative new towers in the Chelsea district near the High Line.
Our group includes all grades from First Year to Masters, and all but one come from international locations. Two of our students on this trip are tall building designers - Masoud who was one of the finalists in the Isover competition, and Yang Yang who is designing a Library and residential tower for Abu Dhabi.
|Prominent projects by KPF (Shanghai built,|
London is under construction)
I shall try to amend this blog item to add more about the visit, but first I will extend special thanks to KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox) of Bryant Park, NY, one of the world's leading practices who kindly gave us a tour of the office and a very interesting talk on their Sustainability policies and how they are implemented. Many thanks to Denise, Krista, Gara, Sam (and Bill Pedersen himself) for their generous time.
Enjoy this set of 360º panoramic tours of Manhattan!