New Yorkers are used to living amongst huge skyscrapers around Madison Square Park but they have probably never seen anything like this. For his first New York building, Daniel Libeskind has proposed a 900+ foot, 54-story glass condo with dripping sky gardens. Libeskind's creation would swoop up next to, and past, the 700-foot Met Life tower. The green spaces would be enclosed in cylindrical glass tubes at the center of the building and cut-aways in the face would open them up to the outside. The openings also provide the condominiums in that part of the tower with balconies. “This is a building for the city's future,” Libeskind added, shrugging off concerns about working in these recessionary times. “We have a long way to go still, but we think this contributes in a whole new way.”
Courtesy of the Architects Newspaper, New York Magazine and Designboom.