Silver Towers

Silver Towers Courtyard Trellis in New York

The courtyard of the Silver Towers Residence in New York City was designed by the acclaimed James Carpenter Design Associates , an architectural team that is renowned for the use of light in architecture and art.  Also known as River Place II, the project features two 57 floor twin towers and is located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan Island. The project was developed by Larry Silverstein and completed in 2009.

Between the two high-rise towers is a six floor plinth, the interior courtyard of which features a 75 foot light wall designed by James Carpenter, as well as various metal and glass light fixtures which feature the artist's pattern.

Zahner was hired by the architect to design, engineer, and fabricate these metal and glass systems. Each of the fixtures features a perforated metal floral pattern designed by the architect, contained within a glass and stainless steel lightbox.

Silver Towers Courtyard at dusk.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Silver Towers bridge floors at dusk.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Silver Towers light fixtures and metalwork.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Silver Towers entrance at night.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Silver Towers Mockup at the Zahner shop.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Silver Towers Mockup with lighting system.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Silver Towers Photographed during the day.
Photo © Vince Muñoz

Above is a photograph of the towers during the day. Zahner produced some metalwork at the building's top, similar in pattern and effect to those in the building's courtyard. This rooftop courtyard has not yet been photographed.

Silver Towers is the first project that Zahner has provided metalwork for James Carpter Design Associates. Recently, Zahner also completed a spiraling 120 foot tower for the architectural firm. Take a look at the UNMC Tower in Nebraska, also designed by JCDA.

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