H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture was selected to design a 30-story residential tower for World Wide Holdings on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. With approximately 200,000 square feet and 92 units, the upper floors of the building will feature family-oriented three-, four- and five-bedroom units while the lower levels will offer loft-like duplex apartments. The building will also feature luxury residential amenities such as game rooms, a billiard room, a screening room, and play rooms for infants and toddlers. Commercial functions will be incorporated on the first and second floors. The design intends to investigate how vertical slices along the exterior of the building can create new views from the interior spaces while reinforcing the verticality of the building. The exterior skin of the tower will have alternating bands of insulated glass and textured metal panels, and the base of the building will feature limestone panels along with the textured metal and glass.Photos by Peter Mauss/Esto Photographics.Renderings by Dreampix Design.