New York City boasts some of the most iconic skyscrapers in history:
the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade,
and 30 Rockefeller Center, to name a few. And it might have another one that breaks the mold.
Architect Mark Foster Gage, who also serves as assistant dean at the Yale School of Architecture,
has recently proposed a looming 102-story skyscraper for Manhattan. Located at 41 West 57th Street,
the mixed-use building would be among the city’s tallest buildings.
Yet, with Gothic-inspired ornamentation made using robotic CNC technology, carved concrete wings that extend from the building, and four enormous cantilevered balconies overlooking the city, Gage’s proposal would certainly stand out.
Dubbed the Khaleesi, the skyscraper would mainly feature residences, with some space reserved for retail shops.
Unlike most buildings, which keep their name-brand stores at street level,
the Khaleesi would allow shoppers to browse through shops situated on the 64th floor.New York City’s Latest Proposed Skyscraper Is Not What You Would ExpectMark Foster Gage’s Gothic-inspired design would be a stark contrast to every skyscraper in Manhattan