Gallery: Prechteck’s NYBILLBOARD is a City in the Sky Above Manhattan

Austrian architect Chris Precht of Prechteck has proposed a radical revision of New York’s skyline that takes the form of a city in the sky above Manhattan’s southern skyscrapers. Dubbed NYBILLBOARD, the structure would add a new horizontal layer that links existing and proposed towers above the hustle and bustle of downtown. Precht’s design addresses the issue of the world’s growing population by offering a new way to provide vertical density without isolating city dwellers. The mixed use structure offers more than just offices and apartments – it is an elevated oasis filled with activity, including extensive pedestrian walkways, large elevated gardens and even bike lanes!

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1 Comment

  1. ajdorsey May 30, 2011 at 11:16 am

    This is just plain Awesome! Too bad it will never get built, it took 12 years to get the twin towers built, what makes you think the environmental lobby would ever let this get built? It would cast shadows all over the place, or disturb air movement.