SKY, located at 605 West 42nd Street on Manhattan’s west side, boasts an impressive 60-story luxury rental tower with 1175 units. The grand entrance to the building features a cobbled entry court with a fountain holding a sculpture by renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. The entry canopy is illuminated with an array of Hollywood bulbs that enhance the feeling of arriving at the foot of a red carpet.
The soaring form of the SKY tower is an exclamation point at the west end of 42nd Street, with its glass skin designed to seamlessly marry exterior and interior, allowing for floor to ceiling glass windows in residential units and spectacular views throughout; many units on the western side have balconies with all glass railing panels that allow residents unobstructed views of the river and surrounding city. While the building is a single volume, the form is articulated as two slender rectangles slipped past each other, giving a verticality and slenderness that belies the nearly 1,000,000 square feet contained within. Each face of the tower is differentiated by subtle shifts of glass color and metal trim. At night, the building’s edges glow with thin bands of white light that culminate in the illuminated crown and the night sky.
The building’s extraordinary amenity package includes New York City’s first Lifetime Athletic facility, a full-sized basketball court, a Turkish styled Hamman spa, two outdoor pools and an indoor pool, and over 16,000 square feet of outdoor wellness space.
Use of a glass façade to seamlessly marry the exterior and interior, which allows for floor to ceiling windows in the units
Each face of the tower is differentiated by subtle shifts of glass color and metal rim
Many units on the western side have balconies with all glass railing panels for unobstructed views
Hill West Architects
The Moinian Group