A ceremony marking the topping out of the Bryant in New York was held Tuesday evening on the tower’s 32nd floor. Invited guests and key journalists ascended the tower for a celebratory toast followed by a brief speech by David Chipperfield. The tower, which overlooks Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, will contain a hotel and private residences as well as retail units on the ground floor. It follows the traditional New York tower tripartite arrangement of base, shaft and crown. Expected to be completed next spring, the Bryant is David Chipperfield Architects’ first residential tower in the United States.
Photograph by Billy Prendergast