WITH more supertall skyscrapers currently under construction than were built in the entirety of the previous century, New York City’s skyline is changing like never before.
While the iconic Empire State and Chrysler buildings have dominated Midtown since the 1930s, one of the largest buildings New York has ever known is about to join them on the skyline. Designed as a modern take on New York’s famous tapering skyscrapers, One Vanderbilt carefully responds to its surrounding context while respectfully paying homage to the skyline that it joins.
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Additional footage and images courtesy of Peri Formwork Systems, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Max Touhey, Michael Young, Jim Henderson, Will Ellis, SL Green Realty, Google Earth, Edward Skira, and Marcos Rivera. Narrated by Fred Mills.