New in New York City: 10 Recent Projects and Openings

We rounded up the top recent projects and openings across New York City's five boroughs. From outstanding offices to buzzing rooftop bars to outdoor exhibitions, here's what's new and noteworthy in the city that never sleeps.

1. Spector Group Designs a New Brookfield Place Flagship for Rauxa 

The new digs for Rauxa, the nation’s largest female-owned agency—50,000 square feet on the 43rd and 44th floors of New York City’s Brookfield Place—are organized around the company's three-word motto: "Head, Heart, and Hustle." Read More

2. Roberto Burle Marx Exhibition at NY Botanical Garden Celebrates Brazilian Modernism

The exuberance of Brazilian Modernism is on full display in the Bronx at the New York Botanical Garden's newest and largest exhibition ever, “Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx”. The vibrantly verdant exhibition, which opened on June 8, combines a horticultural tribute to Burle Marx with insights into his artwork and textiles, as well as his advocacy for plant conservation. Read More

3. Gensler Blends Corporate Space and Cocktail Bars at Campari's NYC Headquarters

These days, workplaces often contain cafés, wellness rooms, and lounges galore. But a bar? Not as likely... let alone four of them. But such is the case at the North American headquarters of the Campari Group—the Milan-based company famous for its bright-red namesake aperitif. Read More

4. Advertising Giant WPP Looks to HOK to Gather Its New York Offices Under One Roof

London-based international advertising and public relations behemoth WPP gathered the New York offices of several subsidiaries into a single location at 3 World Trade Center.  HOK devised a master plan to maximize creative variation across each subsidiary while meeting the client’s budget and schedule. Read More

5. Four Hot New Rooftop Bars in NYC

Have a drink in style at one of these three amazing rooftop bars in Manhattan (and one overlooking JFK airport's most iconic terminal)—all of which feature cool ambience and great views. Read More

6. FXCollaborative-Designed Statue of Liberty Museum Opens in New York City

The Statue of Liberty has welcomed visitors and immigrants to New York Harbor since its installation in 1886. Those who ferry over to see this powerful symbol today can gain extra insight into its history and construction at the new Statue of Liberty Museum designed by NYC-based architecture firm FXCollaborative. Read More

7. Mykita's New SoHo Flagship Blends Handcraft and High-Tech

Berlin-based Mykita's new SoHo location on Broome Street proves the sunglass and eye-frame specialist’s future is even sunnier than expected. The two-floor, 1,590-square-foot flagship juxtaposes space-age white walls and neon with industrial red steel and warm oak. Read More

8. Idan Naor Thinks Horizontally for a Brooklyn Brownstone

The archetypical Brooklyn brownstone is a study in verticality, with a few stories of narrow corridors and dark rooms piled atop each other. When the local Idan Naor Workshop got the chance to reprogram a gem from the 1920s into a 5-unit apartment building, they decided on a different direction: horizontal. Read More

9. Groves & Co. Brings Subtle Luxury to an Executive Suite for Michael Kors

Russell Groves brings subtle luxury to a 2,000-square-foot executive suite for fashion superstar Michael Kors and his husband, fashion designer Lance LePereThe result is a calculated visual palate cleansercombination of efficiency, elegance, comfort, and personality. Read More

10. Cass Calder Smith Designs Sarah Jessica Parker's Second Shoe Store in NYC

Launched in 2014, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker is her collection of accessible luxury footwear in classic silhouettes, and the brand has just opened its second shop in New York. Cass Calder Smith Architecture outfitted the space's 1,100 square feet like a casual yet sophisticated down­town apartment. Read More

Read up on recent projects completed in Brooklyn.

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