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The three-minute film shows footage of Chipperfield's studio and renderings of the new tower, which is rising on a site across from Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. Images of the 33-storey building were revealed by Dezeen last year.
The rectilinear tower will have a grid-like facade clad in precast concrete terrazzo panels, speckled with marble and sandstone chips. The building's structural frame will also be made of concrete.
"In all of our work we try to find a way by which buildings have a strong physical presence," said Chipperfield in the video. "In the case of The Bryant, we've used facade elements of terrazzo."