The project for a new skyscraper in New York City by Steelman Partners and CetraRuddy has been unveiled. The complex, called Avenir, will consist of two towers connected to the base by a common podium and on top by a sky-bridge at a height of 630 feet, on the 45th floor, which will offer a breathtaking view of the city.
Developed by Silverstein Properties, Avenir will be located near Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s major urban renewal project, which already houses one of the city’s most spectacular viewing spots, The Edge by William Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), but also 30 Hudson Yards, again by KPF, and The Vessel, the interactive structure by Thomas Heatherwick.
The podium will host entertainment services, restaurants, and a large casino, while the towers will host a thousand luxury hotel rooms and a thousand-seat hall on the top floor of one of the two. Avenir will also include 100 apartments for affordable housing (a few in proportion to the area), which will be assigned through NYC housing lottery system.