Presented annually since 1979, the Urban Land Institute's Global Awards for Excellence recognize real estate projects that demonstrate responsible land use and sustain thriving communities. The inaugural ULI New York Awards for Excellence in Development will embody the same principles, honoring the most exemplary projects in the New York region, and will be announced in March, 2016. Designed by SOM, the Baccarat Hotel & Residences has been chosen as a finalist in the Excellence in Mixed-Use Development category.
Located on 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Baccarat Hotel & Residences combines public and private uses. The 605-meter tower contains condominiums, a luxury hotel, and a public library branch. With a dynamic glass and steel facade, the building enhances the streetscape of Midtown Manhattan.