GWATHMEY
SIEGEL
KAUFMAN
ARCHITECTS llc

Langham Place, Fifth Avenue

Hotel and Residences New York, NY The Langham Place is a new, 600 foot tall, 57-story five star hotel and residential tower containing 157 hotel rooms, 57 hotel apartments and 190 private residences. The site is located on Fifth Avenue, two blocks north of the Empire State Building and is set amidst three designated historic landmark structures. Continue Back
The building consists of a tower, set back from Fifth Avenue and 36th Street, on a base or podium.

The ten story limestone podium, capped by a carved, reductive cornice, reinforces the spatial definition of the street while its tri-partite vertical layering and rhythmic masonry piers establish a scale and proportion sympathetic to the neighboring historic buildings. Borrowing a compositional device from McKim Mead & White’s Tiffany Building near by, an arcade-like four story ‘giant order’ of piers forms a gracious base at the street level with grand storefront windows befitting Fifth Avenue. Windows, marquees and abstract cornices of matte finish stainless steel counterpoint the warm hue of the stone.

The tower, set back from the street and rising from the 10th floor, is comprised of a series of serriform precast concrete piers between which are deeply recessed windows. Specially developed vertically faceted window assemblies accentuate views from the tower to the street animating the facade and creating a unique profile as they wrap the corners of the building at the residential levels.

Capping the tower is an inverted crown of textured stainless steel panels which conceal the mechanical penthouses. Illuminated at night by concealed up-lights the crown engages in and reinforces a longstanding tradition of iconic tops on New York City skyscrapers.

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