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An Architecture Lover’s Guide to Manhattan’s 57th Street

Of the supertalls going up along Billionaires’ Row, 111 West 57th Street may not be the tallest, but it is easily the skinniest. At nearly 60 feet wide and 1,428 feet tall, the 82-story tower has a slenderness ratio of approximately 1:24.

Why You Should Visit Pier 35 on the East River

Designed by the architecture firm SHoP in collaboration with landscape architects Ken Smith Workshop, Pier 35 is a showcase for new thinking in urban sustainability.

Essex Crossing is a Model Mega-Development

With a large share of affordable housing and restrained architecture, the six-acre project seeks to fit into—rather than shake up—New York’s Lower East Side. (Rendering courtesy Moso Studio)

Gregg Pasquarelli Talks American Copper with ELLE Decor

In “60 Seconds With…” Pasquarelli talks about designing the American Copper Buildings to draw people to the often-overlooked Kips Bay neighborhood.

Chris Sharples Featured on Design:ED Podcast

Founding Principal Chris Sharples speaks with Design:ED podcast host, Aaron Prinz about how SHoP got its start, the future of the architecture industry, and a very memorable Jay-Z concert at the Barclays Center.

Associate Principal Angelica Baccon Speaks to AD Pro About Millennial Workers

“We don’t fetishize the tool as much as other generations,” [Baccon] says. Gone are the days of protracted office tutorials and hand-wringing about how to incorporate new technology. Instead, “everyone dives in and really embraces what is next.”

Pier 35 Featured in Architectural Record

On Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a scenic park at Pier 35, designed by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Workshop, is now open.

Bill Sharples Speaks with the Urban Developer

In the lead up to Urbanity ’19, the Urban Developer caught up with Sharples about his global design firm and what inspires him.

Gregg Pasquarelli Weighs in on Glass-and-Steel Skyscrapers

“Yes, skyscrapers are large, but building dense, tall buildings close together, with high-quality public space, connected to mass transit, is the most sustainable thing we can do.”

Pier 35 Featured on Dezeen

For the rectangular site, the team created several gardens and a large, sloping metal screen that will eventually be covered with foliage. In the evening, the perforated structure is illuminated by golden light.