Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ first New York residential tower shows its luxury both inside and out

No. 33 Park Row, a tower covered in extruded window modules
Sitting opposite City Hall Park in Tribeca on a corner lot, No. 33 Park Row uses deep window bays to both add texture and solar shading to the facade. (Donna Dotan Photography)
  • Architect
    Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
  • Architect of Record
    SLCE Architects
  • Facade Engineer and Consultant
    SURFACE DESIGN GROUP
  • Facade Contractor
    Custom Metalcrafters
  • Facade Manufacturer
    Custom Metalcrafters / Pielle Italy
  • Facade Products
    Custom Metalcrafters / Pielle Italy / Schuco Glazing systems
  • Glazing
    Double Glazed, HS, Low emissivity coated- Custom Metalcrafters/ Valsugana Vetreria, Vicenza, Italy
  • Structural Engineer
    Gace NYC
  • Location
    New York
  • Completion Date
    Winter 2022

No. 33 Park Row by Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners is a glazed, 23-story residential tower on a corner lot tangent to New York’s City Hall Park in Tribeca. The luxury residential building is nearing completion and on track for a Winter 2022 opening, and includes four levels of commercial space at the building’s base with 30 one- to five-bedroom units above. The structure follows a kite-shaped plan so as to place strong visual emphasis on the intersection of Park Row and Beekman Street. Internally, the architects located the building’s structural core at the back to maximize park views and northern sunlight for each unit.

The form steps up from Beekman to Park Row to negotiate the block’s steep change in height. A series of loggias made up of fabricated metal sections by Custom Metalcrafters, concrete, and copper side screens provide depth and materiality to a facade intended to harken back to Lower Manhattan’s industrial past. Each apartment includes floor-to-ceiling laminated double glazing with a low emissivity coating to maximize views and limit heat loss. The unitized window wall panels are generally 12 feet in height and were designed with minimal framing and large format integrated lift and slide doors to allow access to loggias and terraces. The project incorporates approximately 450 multi-pane unitized panels, produced by Custom Metalcrafters and Pielle di Pederiva Dino, that are articulated across the facade in 2-story modules.

The team worked with consultants at SURFACE DESIGN GROUP in New York to develop No. 33 Park Row’s sleekly articulated facades. Differing tolerances between the concrete structure and the aluminum-framed glazing and integrated copper screens required significant testing to execute this carefully detailed facade. Full-scale mockups were produced and reviewed in Italy prior to construction. Halfen channels were cast on-site into the concrete frame to allow adjustable curtain wall brackets to be installed. The prefabricated unitized cladding panels were then supported by these “bespoke brackets.” The end result is a thoroughly detailed marriage of materials that certainly exudes the luxury housed within.

No. 33 Park Row, a sleek tower with all glass facade
The architects implemented as clear glass as possible while also taking into account solar heat gain. (Donna Dotan Photography)
a glass tower on a corner lot
The kite-shaped plan emphasizes the corner condition at Beekman and Park Row (Donna Dotan Photography)
a series of loggias on a glass tower
The facade is expressed in two-story modules. (Donna Dotan Photography)
Close up detail of perforated screens
Custom perforated copper screens provide shade. (Donna Dotan Photography)