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Sofitel New York Hotel

Identification

Sofitel New York Hotel
The Sofitel New York
114290

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
curtain wall
white
postmodernism

Usage

hotel

Facts

  • With an asymmetrical T-shaped footprint, its lateral load system is based on shear walls and a gravity frame.
  • Large transfer floors, curtain walls, and pre-cast facades accomodate a column-free ball room and lobby.
  • The Sofitel has 400 luxury guest rooms including 52 suites
  • The architectural design features a limestone and glass tower, flanked by two rectangular 20-story wings.
  • The design was chosen after an architectural competition which included entries from famous architects such as Michael Graves & Associates.
  • In the center of the lobby there is a 2-story rotunda with a curving staircase, a tall wooden sculpture, and a mural of Central Park.
  • The cylindrical tower on top of the building's front side features an inscribed logo of 3 birds flying.
  • The back side of the hotel overlooks a small mid-block plaza between 45th and 46th Streets.
  • Two shades of glass are used for the windows, with the lighter shade on the lower floors and a slightly darker tone near the top.
  • The Sofitel New York Hotel was the winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2000, presented here on February 22, 2001.

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Location

45 West 44th Street to West 45th Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues
10036
U.S.A.

Technical Data

356.40 ft
356.40 ft
356.40 ft
30
1997
2000

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

concrete supplier, construction company, consultant, developer, door installation, facade maintenance system supplier, foundation company, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, tenant