Designed by FXFOWLE ARCHITECTS, Eleven Times Square, that located in New York, United States , It’s difficult to stand out in a big city, especially one that never sleeps. These images, captured by WAN’s photographer Wade Zimmerman, show the glistening new column that is Eleven Times Square. Designed by FXFOWLE (with structural engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti) and nestled in the heart of Manhattan, up close it is visually apparent that many intricate little details have been lovingly woven into the composition of this structure.
The basic structure of the building can be split into three separate but interrelated components – a six story ribboned base that wraps the corner of 42nd and Eighth Avenue; an outwardly sloped glass-clad ‘Crystal’ that forms a gateway to the 42nd Street corridor; and a 40-storey armature that addresses 8th Avenue and 41st Street anchoring the composition.
Unusually, this modern office tower sports differing properties on its north and south facades. From the southern perspective – which is exposed to a much greater intensity of sunlight and heat – reflective glass and perforated aluminium sunshades sweep across the facade, catching the sunlight and reducing glare and heat gain. In direct contrast, the north-facing surfaces are formed of a sheer, unitised curtain-wall.