Construction Update: International Gem Tower

Work is wrapping up on Extell’s International Gem Tower, which is invisible from most locations but quite visible from surrounding blocks. The shimmering facade is remarkable, and makes what would be a dull box into something visually appealing. The facade has almost been completed since the last update on the building in August, from the Top of the Rock. Even though the Gem Tower rises 590 feet in height, it’s still unremarkable in size when viewed from above.

The International Gem Tower Extell
The International Gem Tower

The International Gem Tower NYC
The International Gem Tower

The International Gem Tower Manhattan
The International Gem Tower

The International Gem Tower Extell
The International Gem Tower

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1 Comment on "Construction Update: International Gem Tower"

  1. Imo, this is by far one of the best facades in the city. It’s a shame they didn’t go taller to make it stand out a bit more. I’m also somewhat underwhelmed by the treatment of the top of the tower. Would have been nice to have some sort of finishing “crown” for the faceted glass to die into, even if it was just a vertical extrusion of the same pattern.

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