New York, NY
A skyscraper is traditionally defined by its disconnection from the ground. In addition, a hotel program attracts a high-end environment, typically found in Downtown or Midtown Manhattan.
In contrast, Manhattanville, Harlem, is an area mainly characterized by low-income housing and a local community in an urban environment which is strikingly different from the southern areas of New York City.
We consider that a Manhattan-style approach would not be suitable for this site. Thus, the aim of the project is to mediate between these two components and create a new landmark that triggers the rebirth of the area.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: New York, NY, US