Balancing jaw-dropping views. Opening SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Observatory by Snøhetta

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Snøhetta. Interior Architect (Architect of Record).- Snøhetta. Landscape Architect.- Snøhetta.
Design team
Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Craig Dykers, Alan Gordon, Mercedes Armillas, Timothy Kunkel, Joy Wang, Ava Amirahmadi, Kurt Marsh, Matthew McMahon, Michelle Delk, Emilie Alongi, Tiffany Fu, Claire Laurence, Sarah Davis, Todd Ebeltoft, Darby Foreman, Daniel Katebini, Sharon Leung, Russell Low, Dan Marty, and Catherine Shih.
Development Manager.- Hines. Tower and Base Building Architect: KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox). Collaborating Artist/Designer.- Kenzo Digital Immersive. MEP, FP, AV/IT.- JB&B (Jaros, Baum & Bolles). Structural Engineer.- Severud Associates. Lighting Design.- Arup. Specialty Glass Engineers.- Eckersley O’Callaghan. Acoustic Consultants.- Cerami & Associates. Specialty Technology & Integration.- Tad, Immersive Design Studios. Signage & Wayfinding.- Syndicate X, Pentagram. Visitor Flow Modeling.- AKRF. Code Consultants.- CCI F & B Consultants.- Gigachef. Retail Consultants.- Lakeside Collaborative, Charles Sparks +Co.
Owner / Developer
SL Green.
Landscape Contractor.- Blondies’s Tree House. Architectural Metal and Glass.- MISTRAL. Millwork.- GER Industries.
AECOM Tishman.
Grand Central. 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, United States.
Michael Grim.

Craig Dykers, Kjetil Thorsen. Snøhetta

Snøhetta is an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design company based in Oslo, Norway, and New York City, formed in 1989 and led by principals Craig Dykers and Kjetil Thorsen. The firm, which is named after one of Norway's highest mountain peaks, has approximately 100 staff members working on projects around the world. The practice pursues a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach, with people from multiple professions working together to explore diverse perspectives on each project.

Snøhetta has completed a number of critically acclaimed cultural projects, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt; the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; and the Lillehammer Art Museum in Norway. Current projects include the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in New York.

In 2004 Snøhetta received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and in 2009 the firm was honored with the Mies van der Rohe Award. Snøhetta is the only company to have twice won the World Architecture Award for best cultural building, in 2002 for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and in 2008 for the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo.





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