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According to the following link and quote it is a proposed tower by


Edgar Street Towers was produced for the Downtown Alliance as part of the larger design study, Five Principals for Greenwich South, led by Architecture Research Office, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners and OPEN. In addition to IwamotoScott Architecture, contributing architects, artists and designers included ARO, Beyer Blinder Belle, Coen + Partners, DeWitt Godfrey, Jorge Colombo, Lewis.Tsuramaki.Lewis Architects, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Morphosis, Transolar Climate Engineering and WORKac.

The design for Edgar Street Towers responds to its immediate site context while establishing a strong relationship to the larger urban form of Manhattan. The design is inspired by earlier visionary projects for Manhattan that proposed new hybrids of architecture, infrastructure and public space. The towers’ design seeks to reinstate Edgar Street as an east-west public way, reconnecting Greenwich and Washington streets. The space of this passageway through the building twists upwards, rising through the body of the towers, pinching at the mid level to allow for larger floorplates, and culminating at a rooftop sky lobby and civic space. This space at the towers’ crown is aligned with the primary Manhattan street grid to the north, directly on axis with 5th Avenue.

Edgar Street Towers’ programmatic mixture serves the local neighborhood while enhancing the public realm of lower Manhattan. The scale and mix of uses aims to reflect the grandness of vision and diversity of architectural experiences found for example in the premier civic, cultural and commercial landmarks organized along 5th Avenue to the north. This programmatic mixture is envisioned to include spaces for living, working, art, performance, retail and a branch public library. The program is organized by the towers’ central atrium, enhanced by daylight channeled from above via an integrated light-transmitting fiber-optic array. In addition, the atrium deploys bio-filtration terrariums occupying hollow spaces within the floors, thus acting as the building’s lungs to provide clean air to its occupants. By night, the light-flow is reversed, whereby the fiber-optic array is lit from integrated solar-charged battery packs.

On a macro scale, Edgar Street Towers addresses the grandness of the infrastructure it is experientially connected to, while taking advantage of the visibility and prominence offered by its site, where its dynamic form acts as a civic landmark and beacon for those coming to and leaving the city.

Design: IwamotoScott
Principals: Craig Scott & Lisa Iwamoto

Project Team: Ryan Golenberg, Stephanie Lin, John Kim, Blake Altshuler
Night Aerial rendering: Transparent House

NYC construction status
(updated list, includes U/C, App, Prep, Pro) -- 12.07.2010 --​


- 1WTC (417m roof, 541m spire, currently working on the 30th floor)
- 2WTC (390m roof, 414m spire, foundation work / piling)
- 3WTC (349m roof, 378m spire, foundation work / piling)
- Carnegie 57 (306m roof, formerly known as 157 W. 57th St., steel rising soon)


- Tower Verre (320m roof - needs a redesign, will be built)
- The Gira Sole (305m roof- when they finish the subway tunnel (soon) this will be U/C, Prep)
- Tishman Speyer Towers (336m x 2, on hold, Prep)


- 15 Penn Plaza (371m roof, currently in the approval phase, decision if hotel penn will be razed or not)
- Midtown Towers (371m roof - aka One Manhattan West)
- Brookfield Properties Towers (370m roof, they need to build the platform first)
- New York Tower (305m roof)
- Edgar Towers Skyvoid (396m roof, newest supertall proposal)



- 4WTC (297m roof)
- 440 West 42nd street (204m roof)
- 99 Church Street (278m roof, construction started, currently on hold)
- 56 Leonard Street (253m roof, construction started, currently on hold)
- Beekman Tower (267m roof, already T/O, cladding nearly done - 5 floors to go)
- The Setai (200m+, already T/O, will be completed this fall)


- 250 East 57th Street (218m roof, Phase I already U/C, Phase II following)
- 366 10th Avenue (236m roof)
- 50 West Street (213m roof, on hold)
- 610 Lexington Avenue (215m roof, on hold)
- 5WTC (228m roof)


- 1 Madison Avenue Addition (285m roof)
- PANYNJ Tower (261m roof)
- 260 12th Avenue Hotel (252m)
- Two Manhattan West (285m roof)
- 45 Broad Street (216m roof)



(counting only 100m+ buildings)

- 8 Stone Street (123m roof, T/O)
- 11 Times Square (183m roof, T/O)
- 123 Washington Street (192m roof, T/O, will be completed this year)
- 150 Amsterdam (143m roof, T/O)
- 770 11th Avenue (also known as Clinton Park, 106m roof)
- 785 Eighth Ave (173m roof, T/O)
- 839 Sixth Avenue (also known as Eventi, 187m, T/O, soon to be completed)
- One Madison Park (189m roof, 196m spire, T/O, soon to be completed, also known as The Saya)
- Tower 111 (169m roof, T/O)
- 246 Spring Street (also known as Trump Soho, 138m roof, T/O soon to be completed)
- International Gem Tower (180m roof)
- 70 West 45th Street (157m roof, T/O)
- 510 Madison Ave (118m roof, T/O)
- 80 Dekalb (111m roof, T/O)

--- upcoming --- (there are at least 60 100m+ towers U/C, App, Prep or Pro in NYC)
i hope it is not just a vision, but a real project!
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