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"My intention with the building was to resolve the extreme condition of smallness of the site, its void, its lateral compression."
Raymond Abraham, Architect


One of my favourite buildings in Manhattan :) The building is a center for showcasing Austrian culture to the American.

"The narrow skyscraper is the new venue for presentation of contemporary Austrian arts and Austrian-American collaboration in many disciplines: music, visual arts, architecture and design, digital and Web projects, literature, film and video."

The building is only 25 feet wide and 81 feet, 4 inch in depth!!

Height: 85m (278 ft, 6 in)
Floor Area:
Gross: 33,000 square feet
Net: 24,850 square feet
No of Floors: 24 (20 above ground, 4 underground)
Construction start: 1998
Completion: 2002







cross section drawing








Source:

http://www.arcspace.com/architects/abraham/austrian/

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=100393
 

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Too thin. Don't like the shape. 5/10
 

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I don't know, but I don't think the idea worked that well..

6/10 for the intention...
 

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9/10
 

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7/10
 

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5.5/10
 
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