The Exciting 21st-Century Buildings That Shape New York City’s Horizon

New York City’s horizon could really take your breath away. It is arrayed with 21st-century buildings that are fashioned with unique and exciting designs by prominent architects and developers from around the world.

The city’s skyline has impressive skyscrapers and edifices, NYC parks, historical landmarks, and fantastic cityscapes. These also include the famous and classic 86-story Empire State Building with high open-air deck, in which you could take a glimpse of the stunning New York City skyline. You will also be amazed by other 21st-century buildings such as Barclays Center by SHoP Architects and Via 57 West by Bjarke Ingels Group, among others.

A compilation of these buildings was recently published by Prestel, entitled New Architecture New York. It is a collection of more than 50 projects that fashion New York streets and horizon, according to CNN.

Take a look and be amazed at some of the following exciting buildings exhibiting in the streets of New York City.

56 Leonard Street

This interesting skyscraper is about 821 feet or 250 meters tall. It is a 57-story condominium residence located on Leonard Street in Tribeca, New York City. Its construction was completed in 2017. It was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and described as “houses stacked in the sky.”

56 Leonard Street is one of the 21st century buildings in New York City.
56 Leonard Street is described as the "houses stacked in the sky." [Image by Nicky Green/Thinkstock]

New York by Gehry

One of the tallest residential towers in the world is the New York by Gehry located at 8 Spruce Street. It was conceptualized by master architect Frank Gehry. It is about 870 feet tall and incorporated with 10,500 individually designed panels, which make its facade striking to look at.

New York by Gehry is designed by Gehry Partners.
New York by Gehry is located at 8 Spruce Street in Manhattan, New York City.

IAC Building

IAC Building was designed by Gehry Partners in 2007. Its overall facade design is unique and featured the world’s largest high definition screen at the time in its lobby. It is the headquarters of InterActiveCorp situated at 555 West 18th Street Manhattan, New York City.

IAC Building is one of the 21st century buildings in New York City.
IAC Building is an InterActiveCorp headquarter in New York City.{Image by CWilliamsNYC/THinkstock]

Via 57 West

Via 57 West is a residential building located on West 57th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It is shaped like a pyramid or tetrahedron and about 467 feet. It is named “Via 57 West” because the southbound West Side Highway slopes down as the drivers enter the city exactly at the location of the building, which is the entrance to Manhattan via 57th, according to the New York Times.

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