LEAD DESIGNER AND PRINCIPAL, RAFAEL VIÑOLY ARCHITECTS
This is the designer for those who like their buildings straight-up, no chaser. And what could be more straight-up than Viñoly’s latest opus, 432 Park, now the third-tallest building in the United States. The project is just one long structural tube with some of the best residential views in Manhattan. And if all goes according to plan, it’s set to get a sister tower, with the proposed 125 Greenwich rivaling the nearby World Trade Center. Viñoly may not be one for frills or spills, but he still manages to thrill, pairing his longstanding portfolio of institutional projects with this new batch of mega high-rises.