Trafford Design Code

Manhattan Loft Gardens

by SOM

The 42-story building makes a dramatic impression, with two diagonal slices carved out of the tower and residential levels cantilevered above. The deep cutaways are inset with landscaped outdoor spaces, called “sky gardens,” Shared by the tower’s residents, these vertical green spaces serve a similar social function as London’s traditional residential squares and streetscapes that encourage interactions between neighbors. The cantilevered design turns the garden levels into column-free vantage points, creating common spaces with uncommon views.


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