Raising the High Line’s influence to new heights 


 

Source:  ny.curbed.com/2016/2/8/10940726/behold-the-spiral-bjarke-ingelss-terraced-addition-to-hudson-yards

It’s not often that you see a skyscraper design that thinks outside the box here in the United States, but I must admit the proposed Spiral in New York City is an eye-catcher. This handsome tower incorporates a stunning series of landscaped terraces that literally spiral their way to the top of this 1,005 foot building. Given that it is located just a block away from the High Line, the architect has done a masterful job of tying the building’s design into the trial’s successful and influential persona.

 

Source: ny.curbed.com/2016/2/8/10940726/behold-the-spiral-bjarke-ingelss-terraced-addition-to-hudson-yards

The only change I would suggest is something other than a flat roof, but that may be a function of planning a heliport or some other feature atop the building.

Well done and thank you for thinking outside of the proverbial box!

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