Gallery: New Renderings of Jean Nouvel’s Controversial Torre Verre MoMA...

Jean Nouvel’s impending MoMATorre Verre/Death Spire has already been met with a lot of criticism, but the architect recently unveiled new renderings that may quell some of the naysaying. The drawings show a shorter-than-before, mixed-used building with a faceted facade. If it moves forward, the Torre Verre is expected to rise to 1,050 feet above the Museum of Modern Art, and boast 100 hotel rooms, 480,000 square feet of residential space, and a MoMA expansion of 52,000 square feet.

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