Antonio Pio Saracino, "Hero," "Superhero"
Comprising three occupied floors and approximately 23,000 square feet of above-grade retail with an additional 55,000 square feet of below-grade retail space, The Cubes was conceived as a Jewel Box icon to flank the western edge of the plaza. The glass and steel structure solidifies the plaza's prominence as an active destination by surrounding the plaza, including below grade, with spaces for retail, restaurants and rest. The building employs a parti of several distinct rectilinear volumes shifted in relation to one another, which provides a contrast to the monolithic character of adjacent 3 Bryant Park.
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations | Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, 2015
GNYCUC | Outstanding Commercial/Office Building, 2014
AIA New York | Award of Excellence, Commercial Large Projects, 2012
American Society of Landscape Architects | Landscape Architectural Design, Merit Award, 2012