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Mother of Dragons Skyscraper Proposed

Friday, December 18, 2015

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With a nickname like “The Khaleesi,” Game of Thrones fans would expect dragons and gargoyles to jet out of the corners of a New York skyscraper.

And that’s exactly what they would get if Mark Foster Gage’s concept for a 41 57th Street building comes to fruition, according to Archinect News.

According to the niche publication, an undisclosed developer commissioned Gage to design the tower along what is known as Billionaire’s Row. The architect said the developer wanted to envision the possibilities of ultra-luxury designs for the site.

In the Architect’s Words

In his firm’s own press kit, Gage said he designed the building as if, “Michelangelo was brought back to life and commissioned to design a skyscraper.

Photos: Mark Foster Gage Architects

Nicknamed for a character in Game of Thrones and sporting dragons jetting out across Billionaire's Row in New York City, a concept skyscraper is what Michelangelo would build today, Mark Foster Gage said.

“I think that many of the supertall buildings being built in New York City are virtually free of architectural design—they are just tall boxes covered in a selected glass curtain wall products,” Gage continued. “That is not design.

“Design is thinking of a great many things like how a building appears from different distances, or in this case, how to make each floor unique to the owner.”

Building Details

The 102-story, 1,492-foot concrete building is “draped in a façade of limestone-tinted Taktl concrete panels with hydroformed sheet-bronze details and brass-tinted alloy structural extrusion enclosures,” Gage wrote on his website. Decorative stone designs will be created using computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology.

It would include 91 residential units; a sky lobby and retail shops; a two-story-tall ballroom; four-star restaurant with four cantilevered balconies that overlook the city; and an observation platform.

If it becomes more than a concept, the skyscraper would include 91 residential units; a sky lobby and retail shops on the 64th floor; a two-story-tall ballroom; four-star restaurant with four cantilevered balconies that overlook the city; and an observation platform.

Gage said each apartment also would have a unique sculptural exterior, designed to “frame particular features of the surrounding urban and natural landscapes.”

The plan is still in its early stages of development. There’s no word on when construction might begin; how soon it might be completed; or what the project would cost.

   

Tagged categories: Architects; Building design software; Building facades; Design; Designers; Glass

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