ARO (242 West 53rd Street)New York, New York

  • 62-story, Luxury Residential Tower located in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood
  • Tower stands 720-feet-tall and only 75-feet-wide for an aspect ratio of 9.5:1
  • Comprises approximately 540,000 square feet with 426 residential units, 40,000 square feet of resort-class amenities, grade-level retail, and below-grade parking
  • Building’s façade artfully incorporates shifting floor plates and outdoor balconies to accomplish an undulating, cubic form
  • Building structure is comprised of cast-in-place concrete for the main elevated museum slab, load-bearing precast concrete walls that double as the façade and lateral system, and a steel-framed faceted roof slab


  • American Architecture Prize – Architectural Design Award, Tall Building Category
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) – Best Tall Building, 200-299 Meters, Award of Excellence
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Award of Merit, Residential