185 Hudson

This simple, modern, cubical office tower rises just next to the Harborside LRT station topping the pier apartment blocks. The light structure of the glass tower lays on the solid, visually dense basis.

With its garage cladded in brickwork, a traditional material, it mimics the harbor warehouses or old condominiums, and it’s visually dilated from the glass topping cubicle with a belt-like loggia.

There are three different glazing finishes used on this building: mirror like cassette glazing, to reflect city and contrast the brickwork whose contours it follows, translucent glazing with horizontal parapets to emphasize the height and office purpose of the building and frameless colorless glazing on the ground floor to welcome the visitors. The indented, colonnaded ground floor opens to the streets, and into the city.

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