Prism Tower

Leave it to Christian de Portzamparc to find the implicit poetry in a New York zoning envelope. A long process involving three developers and several program revisions over 14 years has become a success story on multiple levels, giving its neighborhood a strikingly complex geometry, a livable community, and a technically impressive façade.

400 Park Avenue South, New York, NY

Equity Residential, New York, NY;
Toll Brothers City Living, Horsham, PA
Architect: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, Paris, France
Executive Architect: Gary E. Handel and Associates, New York, NY
Structural Engineer: Desimone Consulting Engineers, New York, NY
Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates, New York, NY
Construction Manager: Lendlease, New York, NY
Curtain Wall Consultants:
Gordon H. Smith Corp., New York, NY;
Israel Berger and Associates (now part of Vidaris), New York, NY
Ornamental Metal Fabricator and Erector: Coordinated Metals, Carlstadt, NJ
Curtain Wall Erector: W&W Glass, Nanuet, NY