One Avenue Of The Americas proposes two buildings connected by a single glass façade for this irregularly shaped site in the Tribeca District of Manhattan. Entry to each building occurs under the glass façade separating a tree lined outdoor entry room from Avenue of the Americas to which the buildings front. Each lobby shares the ground floor with a recreation area. The two-building project has 12 full floor residential units and two duplex penthouse units. Both penthouse units have a private terraces with views to the east. Each unit has a home entertainment environment complete with a large scale digital display wall and sophisticated sound, surveillance and communications systems. By utilizing the New York City Zoning Resolution’s ‘dormer’ rule, the required setback was encroached upon by building mass. As the dormer dimension is calculated as a percentage of the length of the street wall, the dormer size is maximized by extending the glass façade for the entire length of the site. This allowed the building forms to be pure extrusions at the widest portions of the site, comprised of two right angled triangles connected at a single point. The glass façade on the Avenue of the Americas becomes the dominant image of the project. This façade shifts between framing interior elements, enclosing the planted outdoor entry room and reflecting the textures of the existing historical context serving to render the two buildings as a dense single surface.