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New York, NY, United States

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Situated across the street from the High Line in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District, this new commercial office building sits atop an original two-story Art Modern-style industrial depot that has been restored, preserved, and given the cantilevered metal canopy that is signature to the neighborhood.

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The new tower is a twisted, steel exoskeleton with a curtain wall of tall, mullioned windows.

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© Morris Adjmi Architects

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The design echoes the post-industrial garden of the High Line, incorporating planted beds that nest within the voids created by the torqued edges of each floor slab..

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