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The amazing designers at Ten Arquitectos have made sure the massive Mercedes House not only respects its inhabitants, but also its surroundings. More than half a city block in mass, the buildingzig zags backwards in order to break up its enormous presence and preserve city side streets. The winding feature of the building also allows for each residential unit to enjoy natural light and air throughout the day.

The most impressive feat of the Mercedes House however, is the numerous roof gardens for nearly every unit. The stacking design resembles a beautiful green stairway to the sky and boasts unrivaled views of DeWitt Clinton Park and the Hudson River. While the building’s additional amazing public garden, sun deck, and mirrored courtyard are nearly finished, the rest of the tower aims to be ready for business this summer.

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