O-14, a 22-story tall commercial tower perched on a two-story podium occupies a prominent location on the waterfront esplanade. The concrete shell of O-14 provides an efficient structural exoskeleton that frees the core from the burden of lateral forces and creates highly efficient, column-free open spaces in the building`s interior. The exoskeleton of O-14 becomes the primary vertical and lateral structure for the building, allowing the column-free office slabs to span between it and the minimal core. The main shell is organized as a diagrid. The efficiency and modulation enables the shell to create a wide range of atmospheric and visual effects in the structure without changing the basic structural form, allowing for systematic analysis and construction.

Constructed, 2010


Old - AIA New York Chapter, Architecture Design Award in 2013