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.

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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

  • someone has been watching to many cgi fantasy flicks. A laughably bad set piece.

  • Oh my! Blade Runner meets Ghostbusters. Well, well, well. I can’t wait to see it. And by the way, what does the bloody thing cost.

    lightmaker says:
  • Good luck with that wind load there buddy!

    wpgmb says:
  • What I might term videogame-styled excess. I can just imagine high winds catching those winged sections and sending them flying down to annihilate people on the street. And, of course, we’ll watch that happen live from attached GoPro cameras.

    Alaimo says:
  • gage always trying so hard to draw attention but unfortunately to such horrible work!

    DM says:
  • Hey, you could start a brand new architectural movement with this stuff.
    A true Venturi “decorated shed”,

    respect.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • Great building that could be used for a Ghost Busters sequel. I can see it now as the giant birds on the buildings facade come alive and attack the citizens of NYC below

    Nate says:
  • Some will call it a monstrosity but I find myself absolutely loving it. 🙂

    Don Gateley says:
  • It’s perfect! what are they waiting for?

    Elliott Hambrook says:
  • Now that’s a TOWER! Wish more developers follow. Can the Donald be far behind?

    nelsondreyesarchitect says:
  • oh!

    steve hassler says:
  • 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 says:
  • Finally a very difficult creative sculptural statement. Reminds me of the visual interest of a contemporary art nouveau.

    Fred A. Saas architect emeritus says:
  • Straight out of Batman! Gorgeously theatrical but hardly serious architecture.

    sultony says:
  • Super! At least something far from copycats_

    John Flo says:
  • Very, very original. I just wonder the nightmare to clean that thing…

    RobinPP says:
  • living in a totem pole. i think it is pretty fantastic.

    Christopher C Coy says:
  • 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 says:

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