mark foster gage conceives ornate sculptural skyscraper for midtown manhattan
 
mark foster gage conceives ornate sculptural skyscraper for midtown manhattan
dec 09, 2015

mark foster gage conceives ornate sculptural skyscraper for midtown manhattan


mark foster gage conceives ornate sculptural skyscraper for midtown manhattan
all images courtesy of mark foster gage architects

 

 

 

architect mark foster gage has revealed conceptual plans for a dramatically sculptural 102-storey residential building with sweeping views of central park and the new york city skyline. according to 6sqft, gage was commissioned by a high-end developer to see what kind of ultra-luxury development might be possible on manhattan’s 57th street.

mark foster gage architects 41 west 57th street ornate sculptural new york tower designboom
the residential building offers sweeping views of central park

 

 

 

each unit has its own unique figurally carved façade with balconies that frame particular features of the surrounding urban and natural landscapes. the building is clad with a series o limestone-tinted concrete panels with hydroformed sheet-bronze details, and brass-tinted alloy structural extrusion enclosures.

mark foster gage architects 41 west 57th street ornate sculptural new york tower designboom
the architect was commissioned by a developer to see what kind of ultra-luxury development might be possible

 

 

 

the 64th floor features a sky-lobby with exclusive retail stores, a 2-storey high ballroom for events, and a 4-star restaurant. all of which have access to four massive cantilevered balconies that offer an event and dining experience with spectacular views.

 

 


41 west 57th street
video courtesy of mark foster gage

mark foster gage architects 41 west 57th street ornate sculptural new york tower designboom
the pinnacle of the 102-storey building

mark foster gage architects 41 west 57th street ornate sculptural new york tower designboom
the 64th floor features a sky-lobby with exclusive retail stores

mark foster gage architects 41 west 57th street ornate sculptural new york tower designboom
each unit has its own unique figurally carved façade

mark foster gage architects 41 west 57th street ornate sculptural new york tower designboom
the conceptual tower viewed from street level

  • For those of you complaining about wind loads on the building structure, should point out that in the video (0:13 -0:18 sec) there are what appears to be jet engines for corrective thrust vectoring if you haven’t noticed … problem solved.

    Jokes aside there are some intersecting ideas here.

    Tony
  • living in a totem pole. i think it is pretty fantastic.

    Christopher C Coy
  • Very, very original. I just wonder the nightmare to clean that thing…

    RobinPP
  • Super! At least something far from copycats_

    John Flo
  • Straight out of Batman! Gorgeously theatrical but hardly serious architecture.

    sultony
  • Finally a very difficult creative sculptural statement. Reminds me of the visual interest of a contemporary art nouveau.

    Fred A. Saas architect emeritus
  • This is a soul-less westernized version of the Organic Architecture pioneered by architect Imre Makovecz (1935-2011)…but still looks very cool compared to the rest of Manhattan’s late contemporary architecture.

    Paul
  • oh!

    steve hassler
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