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Prism Tower

285 North Spruce Street
Winston-Salem NC United States

Status:proposed
Building Uses
 - observation
 - conference
 - theatre
 - electrical
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - twist-scraper
Architectural Style
 - structural expressionism
 - futurism
Materials
 - glass
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof350 ftSung Ho Kim

Description
Architect: Axi:Ome (Sung Ho Kim)
Developer: Arts Council

The only downtown observation deck in the Carolinas.

Refractive cladding creates a spectrum of colors in the visible light (prism effect).

The tower twists so it can support electricity generating panels, that move in the wind.

Will have programed animated light projections at night.

It will become part of the Winston Square Park Amphitheatre, as the stage and half-roof over the venue.

It will also be used as multi-level meeting space for conferences, with a beautiful view of the city.

The design is based on Pilot Mountain, which towers over the city, to the northwest.

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