Gallery: Drawings for Jean Nouvel’s Shorter MoMA Tower Verre Have Been ...

Initially, the Death Spire was to reach a colossal 1,250 feet. This elevation would have rivaled the Empire State Building and redefined the Midtown skyline. Met with criticism from Amanda Burden of the City Planning Commission, amongst others, the project’s plans were hacked down to 1,050 feet.

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  1. ohmisha September 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    How does the City Planning Commission justify imposing their taste-by-commitee!? Travesty indeed!... Striking project on its surface. Wish the Plan notes were legible