SKYE TOWERS

SKYE Towers is a proposed design for an extension to the new Whitney Museum located in the Chelsea neighborhood. Two towers connected by the iconic Skyebar located on the 14th floor offer panoramic views of the city and the Hudson River. The two towers are unique to their own function.

One tower specifically serves for the Whitney museum as housing for fellows in the art academy, patrons, and visiting donors, along with spaces to promote a thriving intellectual and artistic environment. The second tower strives to join all the arts and connect the public with those involved in the artistic endeavors of the Whitney Museum art program.

Enclosing the plaza are shops, restaurants, café, and a Children’s Art Academy. Materials used: steel, glass, and terracotta glazing for both tower facades, while concrete and terracotta are used for the base.

Location: WASHINGTON ST, NYC

  • Date Spring 2016

AERIAL VIEW

PROGRAM DIAGRAM

GROUND FLOORPLAN

LIVING UNITS (STUDIOS) AND ART STUDIOS LEVEL FLOORPLAN

SKYE BAR LEVEL FLOORPLAN

EAST ELEVATION

FACADE DIAGRAM

PLAZA VIEW WITH THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

VIEW COMING TOWARDS THE HIGHLINE

Partner: Shahad Abdullah