The list of architects now designing towers in New York includes several Pritzker Prize winners, like Shigeru Ban and Zaha Hadid. Though these buildings are reshaping both the skyline and the street, most New Yorkers will only experience them from the outside, and not everyone is happy about the boom.
Architect Steven Holl bemoaned the growing presence of supertall towers for the ultra-wealthy in Dezeen, calling them "profane spires". Aaron Betsky echoed that thought, writing "Manhattan is theirs, we just get to admire it". New York residents have also protested again the shadows cast by some of the new skyscrapers.
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Perhaps the most talked about and certainly the most visible is Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue. Now the tallest residential building in New York, at 1,396 feet (425 metres), it is rapidly becoming one of the most photographed. New York-based architects Deborah Berke Partners designed the interiors.
Another prominent project marking the skyline is rental building Via 57, the pyramidal building by BIG, that is often compared to a ship's sail. Instead of the standard stepped-back wedding cake top, BIG cut a courtyard in the middle of the tower, an entirely new take on the city's zoning requirements for height and massing. A camera mounted to a drone captured footage of the "courtscraper" under construction, which is due to open this year.
Nearby, Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza will be making his US debut on West 56th Street with a 35-storey residential tower overlooking the Hudson River. Only one detail image has been released showing a gridded, stone-covered facade.
A similar language of articulated gridded elevations is being deployed by David Chipperfield for his 34-storey tower overlooking Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. His building is being clad in terrazzo.
Farther downtown Herzog & de Meuron is working on a three projects. Developed by Ian Schrager, 170 LeRoy features a curving facade to maximise views of the Hudson River. The 19-storey building will contain 49 apartments.
On the Lower East Side, Herzog & de Meuron is working on 215 Chrystie, a 28-storey combined hotel and condo building, with interiors by John Pawson. The building's concrete frame with slanted vertical supports will be left exposed.
In Tribeca, the firm is completing 56 Leonard Street, a 60-storey tower with rooms that cantilever from the core, earning it frequent comparisons to a stack of Jenga blocks.
Foster + Partners have unveiled designs for a super-skinny tower on East 53rd Street with a pleated glass facade. The 63-storey tower will contain 93 residences and will sit adjacent to Seagram Building, the modern landmark tower designed by Mies van der Rohe.
Renzo Piano's 25-storey Soho Tower will be his first residential project in Manhattan with 115 condos. The facades will feature curved glass corners, and the building will include a pool and fitness centre, and ground-floor retail shops. Piano has also unveiled designs for a residential tower in Miami.
Nearby, Tadao Ando's seven-storey concrete and glass building at 152 Elizabeth Street will have seven units, ranging from two to four bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and a green wall in the lobby. New York-based Gabellini Sheppard Associates is designing the interiors.
Shigeru Ban has added two penthouses and designed the interiors for a historic building in Lower Manhattan called Cast Iron House. The entire historic facade was removed and restored and a new modern interior architecture was inserted into the building.
SHoP is working on a tower at 111 West 57th Street with glass and terra-cotta cladding. The firm is also working on Brooklyn's first supertall tower, which is expect to rise 1,000 feet over King's County.
Also in Chelsea, Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld is designing an 11-storey project called the Jardim, the Portuguese word for garden. The all-concrete building will include planters built into the facade. It will be located on West 27th Street near the High Line.
Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street condo, which overlooks the High Line, features curved cantilevered balconies and boasts a $50 million (£33 million) penthouse.