There is one architect that we constantly check up on to see if he has any new ideas in the works. He is responsible for the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, and there is a ton of excitement rolling off the construction of the L Tower at Yonge and Front Street, a few minutes away from the NewInHomes.com offices. In case you don’t already know, the mastermind behind these projects is Daniel Libeskind.
With the L Tower by Cityzen, Castlepoint, and Fernbrook, getting higher and higher each day, we decided that it would be interesting to see what else Studio Daniel Libeskind is working on. With a quick visit to their website, we were reminded of a stunning project that was released years ago. Aptly named the New York Tower, the project is still in the design phase and will obviously be located in New York.
Working with Elad Properties, the tower is a 48,000-square-foot residential building proposed for 1 Madison Ave. in Manhattan; it would be rising 54 storeys over Madison Square Park. Judging by the renderings, the New York Tower will be one of the tallest buildings in the immediate vicinity. The tower will be set back a fair distance from neighbouring buildings in order to ensure that the future residents have breathtaking views, and that there is an abundance of light and air surrounding the building.
The most eye-catching feature of the building has to be the spiraling gardens located in different sections of the tower’s facades. The New York Tower will have chunks taken out of it so that the gardens are exposed to natural light and air, making it look almost incomplete. The gardens will connect the tower with Madison Square Park, and also make it stand out along the Manhattan skyline; a difficult feat. When constructed, the New York Tower will definitely be one of the most futuristic looking buildings in the city.
This project has been in the works for a few years now, and the renderings seen here were released in 2008, so there is a good chance that the tower looks completely different now. Whatever the team at Studio Daniel Libeskind comes up with, we are certain that it will blow us away. We hope that construction starts soon!Google+