July 2, 2021 | Updated: June 8, 2023


Architect Manuel Glas turns to PORCELANOSA for The Leyton façade

The new skyscraper, rising from Central Park, is a project from construction company Hudson Meridian, featuring materials from the international firm.

New skyscraper The Leyton is located on New York's Third Avenue, measures 150 metres tall and benefits from spectacular views over one of the most famous parks in the world. Still under construction, this Art Deco inspired building has been designed by architect Manuel Glas, and will house up to 38 residences including 10 full-floor residences, amenities such as a swimming pool, spa and gym, and offices for the healthcare sector.

The 30-floor tower soars into the sky, with a structure combining glass and ceramic materials, and construction systems from Porcelanosa Group. Specifically, it features the Solidker technical porcelain model in a 59.6 cm x 180 cm format, tailor-made for the project, and Butech's ventilated façade system with a concealed anchoring system. The system is used to affix the ceramic tiles without having any visual impact on the building's exterior, and is ICC Evaluation Service certified, endorsing it for use across the whole of the United States.

The Porcelanosa USA's façades department worked on the development of the building enclosure design with the architecture studio, and also provided off-the-shelf technical solutions. They opted for Solidker, a full-body technical porcelain product from Porcelanosa with high-performance specifications and numerous applications.

The Porcelanosa team is currently supervising the construction site together with construction company Hudson Meridian to ensure the products are installed correctly. It is due for completion in autumn.

The most distinctive part of the skyscraper is found to the rear of the eastern section, with protruding cantilevered elements lending serious personality to the architecture. Interior design studio Frampton Co. wanted to give that same personal touch to all the apartments.

The primary residence is located on floor 24: a serene space where you can enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets. Taking inspiration from boutique hotels, the apartment is brought to life by premium furnishings and a circular fireplace extending to the outdoor terrace.

The setting of this 35,000-metre plus new construction is outstanding: between 62nd and 63rd Street, just metres from Central Park, one of Manhattan's most iconic locations thanks to its size and abundance of nature. The huge windows at every level give The Leyton's residents and workers spectacular views. Measuring more than 6 metres from floor to ceiling, they usher in the sun's rays and New York air.

See it in Projects Porcelanosa.

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