Keeping sustainability at the forefront, Foster + Partners has revealed their design for the new JP Morgan Chase global headquarters in Manhattan. When completed, the 60-story skyscraper will be New York City‘s largest all-electric tower with net-zero operational emissions. The state-of-the-art design incorporates outdoor space, a public plaza, and greenery aimed at setting a new standard for employee wellness.
The 60-story skyscraper will be New York City’s largest all-electric tower with net-zero operational emissions
At 1,388 feet and 60 stories high, the new tower comes in just taller than the spire of the nearby One Vanderbilt and behind One World Trade Center, Central Park Tower, and 111 West 57th Street in terms of height. It is large enough to accommodate roughly 14,000 employees or four times the capacity of the older building. A unique fan-column structure and triangular bracing allow the building to touch the ground lightly around the entire block, and its tiered design is a nod to many of the city’s wedding cake skyscrapers, such as the old McGraw Hill Building on 42nd Street. Diagonal braces on its east and west elevations add a touch of futuristic flair.
The building is large enough to accommodate roughly 14,000 employees or four times the capacity of the older building
The concept for the new design was to create a timeless addition to Park Avenue, which celebrates the city’s iconic architectural history and serves as a powerful new symbol for the next generation of office towers in New York. Using a state-of-the-art structural system to negotiate the site constraints below and at ground level, the innovative fan-column structure and triangular bracing allow the building to touch the ground lightly across the entire block. By lifting the building about 80 feet off the ground, it extends the viewpoint from the Park Avenue entrance through to Madison Avenue.