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SOM Completes Double-cantilevered Manhattan Loft Gardens Tower

Manhattan Loft Gardens combines residential apartments with a five-star hotel and three sky gardens carved out of the building's profile. Photo © Alex Upton Photography

Source: Dezeen

Manhattan Loft Gardens is a 143-metre-high tower with two cantilevers designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill that overlooks London's 2012 Olympic Games park.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) engineered the concrete and steel frame so that it could accommodate three sky-gardens notched into the 42-storey building.

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"The way in which we settled on the overall form of the building was really a balancing act," said Kent Jackson, design partner at SOM.

"Literally between the structure having to balance out the different parts of the cantilevered building so that they weighed each other out."

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