SOM Celebrates the Topping Out of Manhattan Loft Gardens in London

On December 14th, 2016, SOM Design Partner Kent Jackson and members of the Manhattan Loft Gardens project team attended the topping-out ceremony in Stratford, London.

The completion of the Manhattan Loft Gardens structure marks an exceptional engineering achievement. The tower's design features two sky gardens that carve out a space, removing half of the building’s columns at two points. The new 42-story building, which is slated to open in 2018, will contain 248 residential units featuring a unique interwoven configuration of single and loft-style apartments. The lower levels will house a luxury 150-room hotel.

According to Jackson, “Manhattan Loft Gardens is shaping the legacy of the Olympic Park and turning the area into a much more vibrant London district. It will not only lead the way for vertical high-rise living, but also create a new dialogue on how sustainable design can be brought into our cities and enrich their neighborhoods.”