Cassa NY

Cassa NY


New York, NY

firm role:

Architecture and Interior Design
Design partnership with TEN Arquitectos 


45 Stories

160,000 SF


This boutique hotel and luxury condominium is a powerful addition to the midtown Manhattan skyline. The transfer of adjacent property air rights allowed the construction of a slender 45-story tower on this mid-block site. The glistening silver-gray prefabricated metal facade is punctuated with windows arranged in a kinetic pattern that reflects the building's midtown location. The tower's sloped columns and street facade maximize the building's floor area in accordance with the sky exposure plan while creating more engaging spaces within. A dynamic three-story-high entrance encompasses the hotel, a restaurant, and a vertical garden, enlivening the entry experience. Hotel guests and residents reach the elevator lobby across a dramatic bridge with views of the garden and lobby. The sophisticated residential interiors, crafted from luxurious materials, reinforce the modern vernacular of the building's form. 

photo credits:

Photography © Ken Grant