281 Fifth Ave Takes to The Sky by Antonio Prieto

As New York City continues to add sleek, thin, and skyscraping towers to its skyline, another project, a 52-story condominium project, begins its ascent on 281 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The specifications of the project include averaging about 1500 sqft/unit with 2 floors of retail on the ground floor and 2nd floor. This project is gaining most of its attention due to the designer behind the project, Rafael Viñoly. Viñoly is most well known for his most recent addition to the skyline: 432 Park Avenue, a 1396 ft residential building and the tallest residential building in the world. Viñoly has another project of similar design in the works at 125 Greenwich St. Viñoly is rapidly disrupting the status quo of the Manhattan skyline with his simple, but prominent and eye-catching designs, something many critics find unappealing in his work. The current status of the project includes clearing and preparing the site and completion of the building is expected by 2018.