A Greener NYC Skyline

A Greener NYC Skyline
Design
Christine Huang
  • 2 december 2008

Architect Daniel Libeskind recently unveiled his latest plan to add a bit of green to the Manhattan skyline: a 54-story condo at One Madison Avenue that would incorporate large scale ‘sky gardens’ into the luxury building’s glass tower. The skyscraping greenspace would be enclosed in a cylindrical glass tube with cutaways revealing the gardens (which also double as balconies). Libeskind explains that the proposed design for the building, topping out at around 937 feet, is meant to repurpose space rather than take up more if it: “We didn’t just fill up the tower,” the architect says. “We’ve taken space away [from the apartments] to create the gardens.” The building, and more of Libeskind’s inspiring designs, can be found in his latest book, Counterpoint.

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