Colliding Towers


Orthographic Drawings: Plans, Elevations and Section

Under the Instruction of Craig Scott and Kory Bieg |  Fall 2009

Independent Project
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The morphological history of Manhattan island is rich in that its natural and urban ecologies are inter-related; with growth comes decline.  Through the progress of time, voids are defined, where dualities in both natural and urban ecology are in constant dialectic creating and producing hybridized conditions.
Colliding Towers is located in the historic Meatpacking District, south of Chelsea, on West 19th Street, the same block as Jean Nouvel’s residential tower and Frank Gehry’s IAC office building.  The tower morphologically interacts with the HighLine as it provides an opening for the continuous circulation of the elevated park, carrying over the initial idea of a continuous void that defines the interstitial spaces of the tower.

Initial Site Analysis: Ecological Morphology of Manhattan (from Mannahatta to New Amsterdam to Manhattan - "Natural" to "Urban")

Initial Site Analysis: Ecological Morphology of Manhattan (from Mannahatta to New Amsterdam to Manhattan - "Natural" to "Urban")

Street Perspective down West 19th Street

Street Perspective down West 19th Street

Aerial Perspective of Colliding Towers in the Meatpacking District 

Aerial Perspective of Colliding Towers in the Meatpacking District