Tall glass: inside Madison Square Park Tower
Strategically positioned to look over Madison Square Park, in a New York ‘valley’ formed between the high-rises of Lower Manhattan and Midtown, this tower by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has been swiftly gearing up for completion.
Madison Square Park Tower, developed by The Continuum Company, features 83 residences that look out through generous floor-to-ceiling windows to a dramatic landscape, including New York icons such as the Empire State building and the Chrysler building.
Spanning 65 storeys, the sculptural glass scheme has just revealed its first striking home interiors, by Martin Brudnizki, of The Ivy and Annabel’s (in London) and Miami’s Soho Beach House fame. Furnished by designer Cheryl Eisen, the 56th floor apartment has been set up to highlight the Brudnizki interiors as well as the breathtaking views.
The show home was styled by designer Cheryl Eisen
Brudnizki in fact worked on all the residential interiors, taking inspiration from the rich heritage of the surrounding Flatiron District, infused with modern equipment, high quality materials and contemporary touches. There are three finish selections for prospective buyers to choose from.
The lush, modern interiors are fittingly matched by a rich collection of amenities, such as a sports and fitness centre, a children’s playroom, library, cards room, terrace with outdoor grill, and two private entertaining spaces. These are arranged across five floors dedicated to services for residents, while common areas are dotted with custom designed artwork and design pieces and details. A terrace has been designed by landscape architect Oehme Van Sweden.
On the ground level, the tower sits on a five-storey rusticated granite base, a material chosen to maintain a strong connection with its context – the overall neighbourhood’s sophisticated feel and leafy streets. The building is expected to reach full completion in 2017.