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Old Posted Apr 6, 2012, 12:05 PM
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The firm that put that design together also put together another design for the area. I don't think any of them are what will be built (both supposedly from 2008), but it shows potential for the revitalization of the neighborhood.

Another tower...

While opportunities and dreams may be seem limitless in New York, land is not. The adoption of the Hudson Yards Zoning District marks the single largest opportunity to expand New York City’s midtown district. Taken together with the extension of the No. 7 train, the Rail Yards development, the expansion of the Convention Center, the migration of the Midtown district west is now beginning. The building design is shaped from the irregular, mid-block site and the zoning constraints, and takes inspiration from the anticipated development within the neighborhood. The project uses the shift in the building’s situation to inform the urban strategy, mass articulation, and ultimately the expression of the façade through a series of faceted glazing units which reflect and refract light in varying patterns.

This project was done in collaboration with Architecture Research Office.
Get more on this particular design here...

In collaboration with the Brooklyn-based firm Della Valle-Bernheimer, Architecture Research Office did a site study of a 17,250 sf lot in the proposed Hudson Yards neighborhood. With no height limit for the site, the design team created two linked towers, standing at heights of 350 and 615 feet. The model creates an ideal layout for an exciting new mixed-use building within the pre-existing site conditions and restraints. The bottom portion of both towers would house commercial space, the middle section a luxury hotel, and the highest section, contained in the taller of the two towers, would be devoted to spectacular high-rise condominium residences.

The facade of the building features hundreds of vertical fins that create fractured and exciting panoramas from all viewpoints.
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.

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