If Queens's Men in Black movie cameo wasn't enough for you, Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM Labs have a crazy-looking new building for the borough that would be the perfect backdrop for an alien invasion film. Called Urban Alloy Towers, the transit hub would connect with the existing LIRR station in Woodside and reach into the sky with coral-like limbs. The structure was also designed with an energy-efficient, flexible skin to block glaring sunlight from directly entering the hub's interior.
Urban Alloy Towers was also designed to use the “remnant spaces” of the surrounding intersection and elevated LIRR tracks. As such, those parts of the building extend outwards towards the street. From above, the towers sort of resemble a cross that’s been laid over the city streets.
The interior of the building, features a variety of housing types, plus retail space and commercial offices. There are also plans to build an expansive atrium for visitors to look down and see the transit hub from the center of the retail area. It’s rather unlikely that we’ll ever see the Urban Alloy Towers become a reality, but it’s certainly a unique and interesting design.
via Curbed NY
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