SOM in the Press

SOM's Striking Manhattan Loft Gardens in London

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Source: City A.M.

Even the architecture of the building, created by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, which masterminded Canary Wharf and Broadgate, is ambitiously conceived. Roof gardens and restaurants reside inside large chunks that have been torn out of the tower to create a “cantilevered” skyscraper. Angled windows also create a serrated edge that throws jagged shafts of light into the building. “We wanted to reinvent high rise living in London with volumes of space and light,” says sales and marketing director Ray Smith. “We thought about it in the way commercial towers are thought of, as part of London’s skyline, and the shape of the building changes depending on where you’re looking from.”

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