Langham Place

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Height: Architectural 192.6 m / 632 ft
Height: Occupied 176.8 m / 580 ft
Height: To Tip 192.6 m / 632 ft
Floors Above Ground 59
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 7
Tower GFA 51,023 m² / 549,207 ft²
# of Apartments 190
# of Hotel Rooms 214


Official Name Langham Place
Other Names The Setai Fifth Avenue, 400 5th Avenue
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 400 5th Avenue
Postal Code 10018
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010
Official Website The Setai Fifth Avenue Langham Place
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Regional Ranking #313 Tallest in North America

Companies Involved

Owner 400 Fifth Avenue Reality, LLC
Developer Bizzi & Partners Development
Design Gwathmey Siegel & Associates; SLCE Architects
Structural Engineer
Design DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Project Manager Bizzi & Partners Development
Main Contractor Pavarini McGovern
Material Supplier
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Langham Place

The tower is comprised of a series of precast concrete piers between which are located significantly recessed windows. The ten story limestone podium, capped by a carved, reductive cornice, reinforces the spatial definition of the street while its tri-partite vertical layering and rhythmic masonry piers establish a scale and proportion sympathetic to the neighboring historic buildings.

The unique profile of the window slopes out from the sill to 76 cm (30 in) above the floor and then slopes back in to the head condition. The design acknowledges the unique condition of a tall building, allowing one to view down to the street below. The lower window panel is an in-swing operable hopper which, when open, provides a natural fall protection barrier. Because the operable window protrudes in under the sloping upper panel, the window sheds water naturally even in the open position. These faceted window assemblies accentuate views from the tower to the street and animate the façade to create a unique profile as they wrap the corners of the building at the residential levels.

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