Gorgeous and Unusual Skyscraper Proposal for Midtown Manhattan

This beautiful, fanciful skyscraper is a proposal by architect, professor and Assistant Dean at the Yale School of Architecture Mark Foster Gage. The design proposal, intended for 41 W. 57th Street, would certainly be a standout in the midtown Manhattan skyline.

The 102-story residential building, a nod to art deco architecture like the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, is overflowing with elaborate embellishments that look like jewelry draped over the building. 

Gage says via his website,

“Each unit has its own unique figurally carved facade and balconies that frame particular features of the surrounding urban and natural landscapes.”

Whether this is just an exercise in how to revolutionize midtown’s Billionaires’ Row or a true contender as future midtown real estate remains to be seen.

Read more about the building proposal here, and see the video below to check out the design in more detail.

Vimeo Link 

 Images: Mark Foster Gage | Via Gizmodo

A place to enact one's inner Saruman! Practically speaking, the winds on that balcony will make it mostly unusable. Few plants survive on high-rise balconies because of the wind (which also dries things out faster) and temperature extremes. Outdoor furniture will need to be fastened - don't want lawn chairs falling down 500 feet.
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