In March 2018, the developers behind ‘277 fifth’ announced that the project had topped out at a height of 663 feet (202 meters). The tower, designed by Rafael Viñoly is being developed by Victor Group and Lendlease, with Shokai serving as the project’s preferred equity investor. The high-rise features four loggias — sheltered, double-height, open-air spaces for leisure and entertaining. Meanwhile, three penthouses — situated on the tower’s uppermost floors — each contain four-bedrooms with ceiling heights in excess of 13 feet and expansive living, dining, and family rooms. JBI designed the interior layouts with wide plank American white oak flooring and custom appliances throughout. Read full article here.
New York-based design firm Jeffrey Beers International completed its renovation of the Washington, DC eatery Sequoia, one of the city’s famed waterfront restaurants. Set upon the banks of the Potomac River, the redesign draws inspiration from the personal art collection of Michael Weinstein, the founder of Ark Restaurant, which manages Sequoia. Artwork from Isidro Blasco and Arnie Quinze enhance the character of the interior upon arrival. The design is also punctuated with an expansive lighting installation by Hitoshi Kuriyama, which comprises 913 custom glass and 200 neon tubes suspended across more than 125 feet of the main dining room. Read the full article here