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Old December 7th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #41
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Gardens in the sky
A first look at Libeskind’s Madison Square Park tower



New York’s Madison Square Park is the latest place to go ogling some of the city’s newest skyscrapers. Cetra Rudy and OMA have each designed new towers on the park. Now the area is to get a forward-looking gleaming glass and green residential tower designed by Studio Libeskind, with spiraling gardens in the sky. The dramatic 54-storey tower will sit atop a 14-storey masonry structure that is an annex for the Metropolitan Life building, making it the city’s tallest residential tower.

The design of the building was kept under wraps until recently when it was made public on the Architects Newspaper Blog, which scanned the images to the web from Daniel Libeskind’s new monograph. While the design of the New York Tower is in the embryonic stage, Libeskind said the following today via statement: “The design features a series of spiraling gardens extending the green of Madison Square along the facade of the tower. The tower is set back from its neighbors—maintaining views and maximizing light and air.” "We look forward to a continuing dialogue when the proposal enters the public review process”, he added.

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Old December 7th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #42
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Amazing!

Wow... wonderful building, very interesting architecture.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #43
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I Would Love This! Very beautiful!
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #44
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What do you think?


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Old December 8th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #45
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AWESOME! Build it now!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #46
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I think this is an awesome design, however I am not sure it is fit for New York. Just imagine the snow entering the building and covering up the gardens. Of course everything can be fixed, but the heat loss due to the skygardens would mean that more energy should be empoyed in heating the tower, thus cancelling the "green" effect the trees provide. A city with better climate would be a better choice for a design like this. Love the design, just not sure about technical issues like those.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #47
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can you elaborate more on how the gardens would cause more heat loss and why nyc cant have gardens in the sky like we already do?
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Old December 9th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #48
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I think this is an awesome design, however I am not sure it is fit for New York. Just imagine the snow entering the building and covering up the gardens. Of course everything can be fixed, but the heat loss due to the skygardens would mean that more energy should be empoyed in heating the tower, thus cancelling the "green" effect the trees provide. A city with better climate would be a better choice for a design like this. Love the design, just not sure about technical issues like those.
its gonna look beautiful when the leaves change color
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Old December 10th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #49
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And what about when they have no leaves? This isn't going to be built anyway, it doesn't matter.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:14 AM   #50
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its gonna look beautiful when the leaves change color
I really don't see how this statement compliments in any way what it was supposed to answer (Valdano's post 46).
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:17 AM   #51
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And what about when they have no leaves? This isn't going to be built anyway, it doesn't matter.
[/sarcasm]You're clearly correct; SOMEONE LOCK THE THREAD IT'S NEVER GOING TO BE BUILT AND IT'S OFFICIAL.[/sarcasm]

When they have no leaves, it might look even better. If I designed buildings, I don't think I'd ever put trees in them like this, but this project really is something else.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #52
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what up with the stargate pics. I can't say for sure if they building out or not. Either way it looks good.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 04:58 AM   #53
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This building looks soo amazing! I hope the revised design will live up to it. Libeskind is determined to get gardens in the sky it seems.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #54
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Nice design - wrong place
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Very Great!
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Old December 12th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #56
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But it will never be built.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #57
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When they have no leaves, it might look even better. If I designed buildings, I don't think I'd ever put trees in them like this, but this project really is something else.
Ebola, what JohnFlint said is what my general thoughts towards this project are. This would be a great addition to the new WTC, but to build it next to the MetLife Tower is criminal.

Let's make a bet, I say this won't be built in the next 5 years.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #58
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i really cant stand so many pessimists at once
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Old December 14th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #59
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I really like this one. The way is position on that block and on that low rise. The garden section is so different and unique too. Build it.
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