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785 8th Avenue, NY
Building Use: Residential
Owner/Developer: 785 Partners LLC; Esplanade Capital
Architect: Ismael Leyva
Date Completed: 2009
Architecturally Distinct, 43-Story High-Rise
An architectural marvel in the heart of Manhattan’s Theatre District, this stunning, svelte 43-story high-rise with asymmetrical angles features an irregular footprint, spanning 23-feet in the front and 44-feet in the rear. The result is a prism of blue glass towering 566-feet into the Manhattan skyline and housing 122 condominium units.
Navillus experts played a critical role in the construction of 785 Eighth Avenue. The avant-garde structure features a skylight and waterfall at the residential lobby on the ground floor; a cellar equipped with a fitness center, changing rooms, and a lounge. It also features retail space on the ground floor, which extends to the outdoor garden in the rear, and a rooftop terrace.
Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the building won a CIB Award and is now 575 5th Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10017 featured in The Skyscraper Museum, which studies and celebrates the unique structures that define the New York City skyline.