Midtown Loft Building
O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
View from 5th Avenue

On top of an 11 story loft building at Fifth Avenue and 37th Street, the two-story glass and steel Penthouse hovers over a continuous roof deck planted with Kousa Dogwood trees.

15 new square windows, set in steel plate frames and angled toward 5th avenue, contrast with the original detailing yet extend the original proportions.

O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Lobby Model Photo

Rectangular box space pulled open at its corners to create cracks for space to spill out and light to enter in.
O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Lobby Concept Sketch

Rectangular box space pulled open at its corners to create cracks for space to spill out and light to enter in.
O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Office Interior

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O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Office Interior

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O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Penthouse

Starting with aligned floors at the back of the site, the Penthouse brachiates as it reaches the front; the lower floor branches out towards Fifth Avenue and the upper level bends towards views of the Empire State Building just three blocks south. At the back the Penthouse is sheathed in translucent glass for privacy and to catch the tree shadows in the morning. At the front clear high-performance glass gives generous light and panoramic views of the city, framed between cedar wood floor and ceiling planes. Pivoting wall and roof panels provide natural ventilation. Four exposed steel legs support the penthouse with cantilevers on the east and south. The feeling within will be of being suspended in the heart of Midtown Manhattan high above the street.
O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Penthouse

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O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Penthouse Site Diagram
O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Penthouse top floor plan
O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Interior view to Empire State Building

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O'Neill McVoy Architects Midtown Loft Building
Penthouse

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