daniel libeskind's green new york tower daniel libeskind's green new york tower
dec 02, 2008

daniel libeskind's green new york tower

the latest towering building planned to grace the new york city skyline is one madison avenue by architect daniel libeskind. the 54-story condo building stands out from the crowd of glass towers by incorporating a series of ‘sky gardens’ at different parts of the building. the green spaces would be enclosed in cylindrical glass tubes at the centre 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. while the images here depict a rather daring design, they were made over a year ago and have probably changed dramatically. however more details on the project can be found in libeskind’s new monograph ‘counterpoint’.

http://www.daniel-libeskind.com

via new york magazine

  • amazing

    jim says:
  • it’s beautiful, wish every city would have that.

    Jen says:
  • That’s a horrid building and is particularly frightening at night. I will have trouble sleeping after seeing this.

    duncecap says:
  • beautiful, but I’d be scared to go inside.

    Emily says:
  • This is strangely similar to my school team project we did in 2006. My friend came up with the design. I wonder if Daniel came up with this idea even before that.

    John Doe says:
  • la polla

    yeahhh says:
  • Daniel si pudo lograr construirlo, pero el diseño ya se olia en el ambiente.

    Raul Dorado says:
  • that’s trippy :O

    sukh says:
  • Fantastic! The design contracity of the tower to the surrounding environment cheer up the soul of the tower it self. The world to be proud to have a principal architect like Mr Libeskind…

    Dedy Fernado says:
  • This isn’t green. Luxury condos for the super-rich can’t be green, because they will inevitably be too big to be green. 2000 square feet for two or three people is a low ball estimate for what to expect. So 667-1000 square feet per person. A middle class New York home has half as many square feet per person. So unless this building is twice as green, it can’t even break even.

    Greenwashing luxury condos does not change the fact that the super-rich are responsible for far more waste and consumption per person than the rest of the world. Want to go green? Go with voluntary simplicity, not a tower condo in the sky.

    Max says:
  • Max, interesting point about green aspect, but I don’t know if I agree; making a luxury building green has interesting financial aspects (for instance, see this youtube video: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ZOmJ1hmW0] green condos in nyc [/url]).

    apalacios says:

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