Indoor Parking and Private Drive
Central to life at Silver Towers is the basalt-paved courtyard and private drive, a tranquil urban environment designed by James Carpenter Design Associates to elicit qualities of landscape and sky. Luminous portals on 41st and 42nd Streets draw residents into this peaceful open space, with a design inspired by the way sunlight filters through foliage. A large vine patterned feature wall of glass and perforated metal reflect natural light by day, and glow at night. A series of smaller freestanding glass and metal elements and benches add to the illuminated aesthetic. A trellised arbor and light-filled glass pavilion serve as enclosed gathering spaces within this courtyard oasis, which immediately establishes a quality of intimacy rarely encountered in an urban context.