Nearly everything has been said
about the Manhattan skyline –
from songwriters and poets, a muse for photographers and
cinematographers who are just as amorous and restless as the
city’s nervy, neoteric scene. And yet the higher up one travels,
the more aerial the vantage point, the serenity of clouds can
still this frantic center of the universe, creating a shelter of glass
and light, silently floating among iconic structures.
Falling in love with two contiguous apartments in the
Olympic Tower with breathtaking 360-degree views of the
city, a cosmopolitan couple discovered their weekend
retreat and decided to transform it into a truly dramatic open
space, an ideal place to entertain their many friends. Known
for his ability to deftly merge contemporary design with high
technology, architect Wayne Turett was called upon, his vision
for the structural expanse made in sinuous, sweeping gestures.
After eliminating all divisive walls, Turett covered the quartz
floors with milky glass fiber and the ceilings in glossy white resin,
leaving the stage to New York—the proud protagonist in every
scenario. A large glass wall delimiting the 3000-square foot loft
at night reflects the thousand lights of the city’s pulsating heart,
this swirling electric theater illuminated on the ceilings, creates
a surreal and magic atmosphere.