SHoP Architects and JDS Development Group recently unveiled a new residential high rise in New York which will be taller than the Empire State Building and only forty feet wide. The skinny tower would be 1,350 feet tall with residents having an entire floor to live in the ultimate high rise home. Will this design be a hit when residents live a quarter mile above the city? According to Wall Street Journal, SHoP partner Vishaan Chakrabarti said the materials would create an effect that, ”sparkles during the day and has a soft glow at night.” The building narrows as it rises and is going to be constructed out of bronze-and-white terra-cotta stripes. This super tall and thin high rise on 57th street is expected to break ground in 2014, although funding sources have yet to be confirmed.
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