Su­per­model Sand­wich

Stephen Short

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

Sev­eral decades later, that land­mark is about to get a new neigh­bour from an­other renowned ar­chi­tect—50 United Na­tions Plaza (50UNP), a svelte, shim­mer­ing glass diva from Nor­man Foster. Nei­ther over­bear­ing nor too self-cen­tred, over­look­ing the East River, the 88-res­i­dence 50UNP is en­cir­cled by a brace of ar­chi­tec­tural su­per­mod­els such as the Chrysler and Em­pire State build­ings, along with prox­i­mate Fifth Av­enue shop­ping.

This isn’t Foster’s bap­tism in Man­hat­tan, but it marks his res­i­den­tial high-rise de­but. The

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