Diplomat’s Tower

Location: New York, NY
Size: 580,000 SF
Type: Residential Tower
Proposal: Travelling Exhibit
Photos: Robert Prochaska


There is a trend for ultra-extreme luxury units to be purchased merely as investments, not as places of living….what about the design of these towers? If a residential tower is not designed for occupants, only as an investment, what would it be? What would make someone invest in a tower that is not meant to be lived in? – Exhibit curators at Original Copy

Located at the southeast corner of New York City’s Central Park, the Diplomat’s Tower offers unique amenities for its international owners. Developed under a partnership between the federal government, local agencies and private investors; the tower sits on a newly created special international district offering owner’s full diplomatic immunity while on and off the premises. The tower’s base spans 2 city blocks with a private floating lobby on 57th street and public entrance through The Plaza Hotel on Central Park South. All units offer an exceptional view of Central Park with panoramic windows up to 120 feet wide and 25 feet tall. Additional amenities include: helicopter shuttle to and from regional airports, art acquisitions concierge, private elevators, health club, restaurants, cinema and room service from the attached Plaza Hotel and Residences.

About the exhibit
Our interview with Curbed
Architect magazine exhibit feature
Metropolis magazine exhibit feature


SPACECUTTER – NYC, Chicago, Catskills/Hudson Valley