Daring new residential skyscraper planned for Manhattan
Plans for a daring residential Manhattan skyscraper designed by French architect Jean Nouvel that will be taller than the Chrysler Building were announced Thursday, The Independent reports. The 75-storey structure will feature a hotel and luxury residences and be situated next to the Museum of Modern Art, which will receive space on three of the building's floors. The building's unique design will showcase an exterior superstructure of steel on multiple glass facades. A web-like ventilation system will also be visible. Architecture luminary Nouvel also designed an almost-complete compact luxury apartment building in SoHo and a residential building with windows of varying shapes and sizes that faces the Hudson river. Competitors for the new MOMA-neighbor building included the London-based firm Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, according to The Independent.