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Elizabeth Keane

Elizabeth Keane

San Francisco, CA

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Tower Montage_Zuccotti Park
Tower Montage_Zuccotti Park
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Council of the Arts Tower

COUNCIL OF THE ARTS TOWER

Banking Offices / Art Museum Tower 

Manhattan Financial District

 

“When I went to lunch a few minutes ago I noticed
that the man sitting next to me (About eighteen
inches away along the wall) was Fred Stone. The
eighteen inches were both the connection
and the separation that New York provides
for its inhabitants.
My only connection with Fred
Stone was that I saw him in The Wizard of Oz around
the beginning of the century. But our waiter felt the
same stimulus from being close to a man from Oz,
and after Mr. Stone left the room the waiter told me
that when he was a young man just arrived in this
country and before he could understand a word of
English, he had taken his girl for their first theater
date to the Wizard of Oz... He was content with
this fragile participation in destiny, this link
with Oz.

Here Is New York
Essays of E. B. White

 

SITED IN MANHATTAN’S BUSINESS DISTRICT, THE TOWER FUSES THE WORLD OF FINANCE (THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TO THE NORTH) AND THE WORLD OF ART (ZUCCOTTI PARK AND THE ROCKAFELLER FAMILY BUILDINGS). IT IS A FEMININE INTERPRETATION OF THE TOWER TYPOLOGY, DELICATELY ENCLOSING THE PARK AND AN INVERSION OF THE NEIGHBORING TOWER TO THE NORTHEAST.  THE VERTICAL CURVES SUSPENDED IN A COMPLETE WOVEN STEEL EXTERIOR PROVIDE LIGHT WELLS OF ART & INTERACTION.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA

 
Tower Montage_Manhattan
Tower Montage_Manhattan
Facade Concept diagram_18 inches
Facade Concept diagram_18 inches
Physical model studies_Lightwell Curves
Physical model studies_Lightwell Curves
Program Diagram_Art v Finance
Program Diagram_Art v Finance
Section Perspective_Labeled Floors
Section Perspective_Labeled Floors
Interior Render_Public museum
Interior Render_Public museum
Interior Render_Lightwell museum
Interior Render_Lightwell museum
Interior Render_Gallery floor
Interior Render_Gallery floor
Exterior Render_Bird's eye view
Exterior Render_Bird's eye view

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