Kevin Kennon led an international architecture team including Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Toyo Ito, Arup, Olin Partnership, and D.I.R.T. Studio in a competition for a Master Plan of the isolated nine acre site: the formerly owned Consolidated Edison power plant along the East River, south of the United Nations, Tudor City and Murray Hill.
Calling for an innovative model of a new urban condition for living, working, shopping and playing, the proposal consisted of four distinct towers each with its own programmatic character. One singular support structure connecting two of the towers reinforces the axis and the presence of the overall scheme. The strategically placed towers enrich the Manhattan skyline and the overall design opens the possibility of continuous interaction, not only within UN City but also with its well-known neighbors.
New York, NY 2003
Kohn Pedersen Fox, Kevin Kennon Design Principal