This new multi-family high-rise, in conjunction with joint-venture partner Foil-Wyatt Architects, is composed of residential dwelling units, including double-heighted glass penthouses, amenities, parking, and office and retail spaces.
To promote pedestrian interaction, the entry into the residential tower and storefront retail and office spaces line Annunciation Street at the ground level. Above, four levels of parking are concealed with metal screens and relate the tower base to the scale of adjacent warehouses. The truncated tower is comprised of residential units, rooftop recreation, fitness rooms, sun-deck, and an infinity edge pool. Each unit is positioned to capture impressive views of New Orleans’ Central Business District, French Quarter or Mississippi River .
The tower is designed with modern sophistication, unique from the traditional and historic styles of surrounding structures. Exposed concrete slabs are raised by inset cylindrical columns and enclosed by a glass and metal panel system, creating loft-like ambiance. The sheer wall at the south end anchors the building at the district’s edge, as well as buffers the noise pollution from the adjacent elevated interstate. The vertical and horizontal circulations connect, creating a linear spine that is articulated at the nose of the building by ejected balconies and rooftop framework. Clean-lined details, warm finishes, and transparent enclosures create a neutral background for tenants living quarters and maximize the experience of their central location in New Orleans.