SHoP completes first building at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory site

The first of a series of waterfront buildings that New York firm SHoP Architects is creating at the former Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg has opened. Named 325 Kent, the 16-storey residential block is situated between the Williamsburg Bridge and the factory’s former refinery building – the only structure on the 11-acre site that escaped demolition. Its 522 residences are

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SHoP extends Santa Fe art gallery with folded aluminium corner

For the renovation of contemporary art gallery SITE Santa Fe, New York-based SHoP Architects has added a pair of pointed courtyards wrapped with diamond-patterned perforated aluminium. SHoP Architects renovated and extended SITE Sante Fe’s former beer warehouse building to create extra gallery spaces, a new public entrance, and indoor and outdoor spaces for its growing audience. Two extensions

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World’s skinniest skyscraper stalls at 20 storeys tall

Construction has halted on the skinny supertall skyscraper designed by SHoP Architects in Manhattan due to ballooning costs. The svelte 111 West 57th Street is reportedly $50 million over budget, so a major investor has filed a lawsuit against the sponsors and lender. Therefore work has stalled indefinitely on the project, which has so far

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SHoP completes “dancing” copper-clad luxury apartment towers in New York

US firm SHoP Architects has completed a pair of skyscrapers that feature copper cladding, bent silhouettes and a skybridge suspended more than 90 metres above the ground. The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street, along Manhattan’s East River waterfront. Designed by New York-based SHoP Architects,

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SHoP Architects’ wooden skyscraper for New York gets the chop

The developer behind plans for New York’s tallest timber-framed building, designed by SHoP Architects, has axed the project. The 10-storey condominium building proposed for 475 West 18th Street in Chelsea was to be built using a mass-timber structure – a first of its kind for the city. But developer Sy Ghassemi has cancelled the plans, citing

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SHoP Architects’ plans for Hudson’s Detroit site move forward

Detroit has approved the timeline for SHoP Architects’ replacement for the historic Hudson’s department store, which will begin construction in December and become the city’s tallest building. The mixed-used complex by New York-based SHoP Architects and local firm Hamilton Anderson Associates will encompass the site at 1206 Woodward Avenue, in the heart of Downtown Detroit.

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World’s tallest modular high-rise by SHoP Architects opens in Brooklyn

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a New York residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world’s tallest modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. The 32-storey tower is located in central Brooklyn, at the intersection of four neighbourhoods. It sits near a major transit hub and

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SHoP Architects chosen for National Veterans Resource Complex at Syracuse University

New York-based SHoP Architects has beaten Adjaye Associates and Snøhetta in a competition to design a centre for war veterans at Syracuse University (+ slideshow). The result of the six-month competition was announced last week by the institution, located in upstate New York. The National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC) will provide educational and vocational programmes More

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SHoP’s supertall Brooklyn tower gets green light

Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper by New York studio SHoP Architects has received the go ahead for construction. Clad in bronze, blackened stainless steel and marble, the skinny residential tower will rise 1,000 feet (304 metres) at 340 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. Plans were initially unveiled in November 2015, but the project has been awaiting More

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Skybridge with a swimming pool will link pair of Manhattan towers by SHoP

Construction is underway on two bendy apartment towers in New York by SHoP Architects that will be joined by a skybridge offering a pool, hot tub and bar. Called the American Copper Buildings – and formerly known as 626 First Avenue – the 41- and 48-storey residential towers are rising on First Avenue and 36th More

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SHoP and West 8 masterplan extends Philadelphia skyline across the Schuykill River

New York studio SHoP Architects and Dutch landscape firm West 8 have designed a new city quarter for Philadelphia that would extend the skyline beyond its traditional boundary, the Schuykill River (+ slideshow). Working in coordination with the City of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and Brandywine Realty Trust, SHoP and West 8 have drawn up a 14-acre (six hectares) masterplan More

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New images of SHoP’s supertall Brooklyn tower revealed

New images of a planned 304-metre-tall tower in Brooklyn by SHoP Architects have been revealed in advance of a review by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The 73-storey tower would be the tallest building in the borough and the first supertall building in the city outside of Manhattan, which has been experiencing a More

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SHoP proposes New York’s tallest timber-framed building

SHoP Architects has designed a 10-storey residential tower in Manhattan that is set to become the city’s tallest building constructed from structural timber. Called 475 West 18th Street, the building is slated to rise in the Chelsea neighbourhood. It was designed by New York-based SHoP in collaboration with the engineering firm Arup and environmental consultancy More

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SHoP designs schools for earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal

SHoP Architects has partnered with two nonprofit organisations to rebuild 50 public schools in areas of Nepal that were devastated by the April 2015 earthquake (+ slideshow). The New York-based firm has teamed up with Kids of Kathmandu and Asia Friendship Network for the project, with construction of the first two schools slated to begin More

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Wave of super-tall towers in Manhattan sparks protests over shadows

New Yorkers are speaking out against a rash of super-tall skinny skyscrapers by architects including SHoP and Robert AM Stern, which they say will overshadow Central park. Activists marched along 57th Street in midtown Manhattan on 8 November to draw attention to the controversial towers and the shadows they cast over the park – New York’s main green […]

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Plans unveiled for super-tall tower in Brooklyn by SHoP Architects

New York-based SHoP Architects is designing Brooklyn’s first super-tall skyscraper – a spindly structure that will rise 1,000 feet over the downtown district. An image released this week by the local publication NIMBY shows a skinny tower with setbacks at the upper levels. The mixed-use skyscraper will reportedly rise 1,000 feet (305 metres), making it […]

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SHoP Architects unveils Navajo-inspired expansion plans for SITE Santa Fe gallery

New York-based SHoP Architects has revealed plans for a major extension of the SITE Santa Fe gallery in New Mexico, featuring a textured facade that takes its cues from traditional Navajo patterns (+ slideshow). The new wing will more than double the size of the gallery’s existing facilities, creating just under 15,000 square feet (1,400 square metres) of […]

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport to be demolished and rebuilt using three different designs

Three separate proposals by SHoP Architects, Dattner Architects and Present Architecture have been combined to create the new design for New York’s La Guardia airport – completely replacing the existing terminals (+ slideshow). On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the airport in the Queens borough, which […]

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SHoP Architects and West 8 design new tech district for Miami

SHoP Architects has teamed up with West 8 to design a four-block development, aimed specifically at attracting technology businesses and turning Miami into “Florida’s Silicon Valley” (+ slideshow). Located in Miami’s Park West neighbourhood, the 10-acre (four hectare) development has been proposed by developer Michael Simkins and will include 3,850,000 square feet (358,000 square metres) […]

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SHoP Architects unveils designs for Uber’s San Francisco headquarters

Architecture studio SHoP and interior design firm Studio O+A have unveiled plans for a glassy new mini-campus for the firm behind the controversial Uber taxi app (+ slideshow). The two studios were selected by Uber to design its new home in the Mission Bay neighbourhood of San Francisco – the city that has become the […]

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