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St. George Development

Location: Staten Island, New York

St. George Place was planned to be a high-rise residential community on the Staten Island waterfront, designed to complement the Manhattan skyline.

Clusters of varied height towers are organized around open plazas that would have provided access to the waterfront and planned marinas. as at Society Hill, where a focal sculpture by Gaston Lachaise was installed in a pioneering application of the “1% for Art” program, the design intention was to incorporate location-appropriate artwork throughout the public areas. Always sensitive to the unique features of any site and strongly committed to public space-making, Mr. Wong and his team included many recreational amenities in the plan: promenades that could host walking, running and bicycling; marinas with slips for residents to dock boats and a possible sailing school; as well as landscaped, park-like grounds surrounding the towers themselves.

The towers integrally combining structure, window openings, and interior and exterior finishes within a single system to produce a facade that is distinctive in itself yet responsive to the scale, character and topography of the unique location.

In Affiliation with I.M. Pei