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Four Seasons New York Downtown Hotel
New York, NY
Custom three-story feature staircase
Jaroff Design recently collaborated with Yabu Pushelberg, on the design of the grand staircase for the new Four Seasons New York Downtown Hotel.
We were hired to design-engineer the serpentine staircase so that it would anchor the impressive marble lobby and carry its guests to the conference and banquet facilities above. The challenges of this project were in housing this large Mondrian-inspired suspended staircase into a narrow portion of the hotel lobby, while protecting it sculptural presences and appearance from both inside the hotel and from the outside courtyard.
The staircase spans 24′ high and the experience is that of water flowing down a rolling hillside. Light and time of day constantly play with the multi-layer guardrail. It offers an ever-changing perspective as one meanders down the three-story journey.