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MANHATTAN LOFT GARDENS
- Delivery Date
- Manhattan loft corporation
- Skidmore Owings and Merill
- Bouygues UK
- United Kingdom
Reinventing the London garden
With its three panoramic gardens, open to residents, the Manhattan Loft Gardens tower follows the purest tradition of the typical London square – albeit in skyscraper version. These new-generation gardens are virtual islands of greenery, nestling in the heart of the tower, on terraces or in the gap of the tower’s central “overhang” feature.
While the 143m high building might, at first, seem to be entirely glass clad, the change of viewing angle afforded by walking around it gives it the appearance of being covered with fine terracotta panels. Inside, Manhattan Loft Gardens features 248 luxury apartments – each offering stunning views across London – a 146-room hotel and two restaurants. It has just one single entrance to encourage exchange between people using the building.
Situated in East London – famous, among other things, for having hosted part of the Olympic Games in 2012 – the tower is the project of property developer Harry Handelsman, the man behind the renovation of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. His ambition is that the present tower should be “the most exciting ever built”. Bouygues UK has taken up the technical challenge.