giuseppe vultaggio: tower in manhattan giuseppe vultaggio: tower in manhattan
dec 19, 2010

giuseppe vultaggio: tower in manhattan

tower in manhattan by giuseppe vultaggio all images courtesy giuseppe vultaggio

italian architect giuseppe vultaggio has sent in images of his proposal for a museum tower in manhattan. the museum-tower in the nyc bay is a representative lantern, which aims to root the city back to the moment of its economic and politic growth. the tower contributes to strengthen the cohesion feeling among the various ethnic and cultural groups which during the xx century came to USA.

the museum system is envisioned as a dynamic body that from the ‘world war II memorial’ stretches out into the water to fold into a truncated pyramidal volume. the latter is a hollow volume covered with LED screen forecasting non-stop images and shots regarding the ’60 immigration wave.

the truncated pyramid is punctured by various cantilever volumes branching out from the central core to set themselves free into the air and pointing their big eyes toward the city of new york.

the museum-tower is a commemoration monument of the second immigration wave, which becomes a powerful icon for the city of new york – a connective tissue among all the different people who made this city what it is today.

  • I guess anyone with 10 minutes of 3ds max tutorial can design skyscrapers now

    blah says:
  • nice job!ironic and iconic.
    good potential

    OZ says:
  • @blah: you’re right

    that’s horrible

    ivan says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news