The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel and Residences with Gwathmey Siegel

Image courtesy of Rubenstein Public Relations

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Designed by architects Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, the Setai Fifth Avenue is a Capella Managed Hotel and The Setai Fifth Avenue Residences is a project of Bizzi & Partners Development, who has created a luxurious addition to the historic Fifth Avenue commercial corridor.

The 570,000 square foot 60-story building has 214 hotel rooms, including 157 guestrooms and 57 hotel suites. The tour will include the light-filled lobby, restaurant as well as a bar and spa, and the uppermost floors of the tower, which houses 184 luxurious residential condominiums taking in sweeping vistas of the city and beyond.

The primary building envelope consists of a tower set back from the street atop a ten-story podium. The expression of the tower and base as distinct components affords the flexibility to respond to the context of multiple scales—that of the city, the street, and the pedestrian.

As GSAA founding principal Robert Siegel stated: “The main challenge in designing this building was to relate it to the surrounding landmark structures in terms of scale, rhythm, and materiality. The arcade-like lower floors, clad in Indiana limestone, and the set-back at the tenth floor that gives way to the tower, all keep the base of the building in scale with the character of the block at street level.”

Principal, Robert Siegel and Senior Associate Greg Karn of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects with Giuseppe Rossi, executive vice president of Bizzi & Partners, will lead the tour. The tour will begin at 6:30pm with a talk in the hotel’s Conference Room, followed by drinks in the Residents’ Lounge.

Purchase tickets here!


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