A Donut-shaped Observation Deck Above The Grand Central Station



New York architecture, architecture concept, floating observation deck, Grand Central Station, SOM, unusual structure
Have you ever dreamt of watching and enjoying every single detail of Manhattan from the bird’s-eye perspective? But definitely not from your office window in a tall skyscraper! There is no chance you will get a 360° view of the city this way. An architecture company SOM has proposed a ‘floating’ donut-shaped observation deck above the Grand Central Station that would move up and down the sides of two new office towers, creating a unique way to see Manhattan from above. By request of the Municipal Art Society of New York it is necessary to re-think the spaces in and around the station, which the company has eagerly done. The plans also include new pedestrian routes to help ease congestion, and a series of public spaces.
Via:psfk.com

New York architecture, architecture concept, floating observation deck, Grand Central Station, SOM, unusual structure

New York architecture, architecture concept, floating observation deck, Grand Central Station, SOM, unusual structure

New York architecture, architecture concept, floating observation deck, Grand Central Station, SOM, unusual structure

New York architecture, architecture concept, floating observation deck, Grand Central Station, SOM, unusual structure

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