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The Use of Hot Bent Glass in 252 East 57th Street

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Source: Glastory

Since the beginning of time, humans have been inspired by the curved forms found in nature. The current trend towards curved building shapes will result in more buildings that incorporate curved glass. Traditionally, a straight line or flat plane has been the default geometrical solution for many building enclosure designs, particularly since the advent of the industrial production of buildings and construction materials…

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the design architect company behind 252 East 57th Street, together with World Wide Group New York, the owner, developed a building design for a residential 65-story tower in midtown Manhattan that utilizes new glass fabrication technologies.

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