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Skyhouse, New York, USA

David Hotson Architect

America settentrionale | New York

As you exit the elevator into the vestibule of the Skyhouse, you realize, in an instant, that you have entered an extraordinary architectural construct. Towards the top of a late nineteenth century tower in Lower Manhattan, you find yourself in an all-white world surrounded by contiguous wall segments that fold and tilt and soar. A kind of crystalline plaster tent is housed within the preserved volume of the old building with few tectonic details or evidence of construction on view. You then peer upward into a high oculus offering a glimpse of Frank Gehry’s metal-clad Beekman Tower (now known as 8 Spruce Street) glittering far above against a clear blue sky.
You proceed into a unique and expansive penthouse apartment. It occupies the entire top floor of the former American Tract Society headquarters, an evangelical organization situated here in what was once Newspaper Row,...

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