Text by Federico Bucci and Carol Willis, Photographed by Evan Joseph
A sumptuous portrait comprising texts and images of the prestigious complex 565 Broome Soho in New York, designed by the Renzo Piano firm.
This volume is dedicated to the 565 Broome Street skyscraper, the first residential building conceived by Renzo Piano and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in the city of New York. Developed by Bizzi & Partners, the double tower occupies a corner space in the SoHo district, close to the Hudson River.
Rich and fascinating iconography and a text by Federico Bucci and Carol Willis describe the design, the main features of the building, and how it relates to the city and the light that surrounds it in a unique way.
The photographic selection is divided into thematic chapters, starting from the representation of the building’s urban context and then illustrating the different parts of the project, the formal and structural characteristics of the towers, and the interiors. It also describes the contemporary artwork by Susumu Shingu that occupies the space between the towers.
About The Author
Federico Bucci is Full Professor of History of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, where he is also Delegate of the Rector for Cultural Policies, Rector of the Mantua Pole, and head of the UNESCO Chair. Carol Willis is the founder, director, and curator of the Skyscraper Museum. She is also adjunct associate professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University.