Imagine a Miami condo with its wraparound terraces and white facade tucked into the middle of New York City. Now picture if the Jenga Tower was plucked from Manhattan and dropped into the heart of Texas. Or what about seeing Dubai’s famed twisted towers… in Vancouver? These architectural feats have all happened, and we’re calling them, “site-unspecific” buildings. Like a fish out of water, these luxury residences transport onlookers into a different city, if only for a moment.
This stunning tower embodies the quintessential Miami condo tower with its 35 floors of wraparound terraces and white exterior columns that are uplit at night; but the only catch is, the building is located in the middle of Manhattan, a world away from the beaches of South Florida. All 67 homes in 200 East 59thStreet are corner units, and take advantage of the unique continuous terraces. These outdoor rooms are seamless extensions of the main living spaces, separated by floor-to-ceiling walls of glass with a slender framework and no horizontal interruptions to virtually eliminate the visual distinction between indoor and outdoor space. The residences’ column- free layouts are an engineering feat that creates flexible and unburdened interiors.