Atelier Jean Nouvel, Tour de Verre, New York





” Proposed in 2007, the Tour de Verre would have been, said some critics, the most exciting building in New York in a generation. Designed for the lot adjacent to MoMA, the 82-story tower—faceted and shimmering with a mirage-like effect—would have housed additional exhibition space as well as a hotel. The proposal died a slow death amid a fanfare of urban bureaucracy.”



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