Originally published in Interiors & Sources

11/28/2007

Holl Master Plan Reinvents New York Rail Yards

 

 

November 28, 2007
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Holl Master Plan Reinvents New York Rail Yards
COURTESY STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Holl Master Plan Reinvents New York Rail Yards
Steven Holl Architects’ proposed master plan for a 11.3 million-square-foot mixed-use project at Hudson Yards in New York City calls for a 19-acre suspended park with a “tributary” water strip collecting and purifying rainwater. An office tower and a mixed-use tower are in the plan, as is a 1,232-foot-high triple tower of hotel, residential, and commercial programs joined at the top by a unique public space that would become an iconic symbol.
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Cathedral is Shimmering Sanctuary
It has been compared to a nuclear reactor, a basket wrapped in glass, and an architectural symphony. Wrapped in shimmering glass, the 110-foot-high Cathedral of Christ the Light sanctuary in Oakland, CA, affords visitors a cubist shot of the sky through its lattice-like structure. Throughout the cathedral, steel, concrete, and glass combine to create an ethereal quality.
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Atlanta Amphitheatre Sings
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Atlanta Amphitheatre Sings
Scheduled to open in May 2008, the highly anticipated Verizon Wireless amphitheatre in Atlanta will seat 7,000 people under a translucent fabric, fan-shaped roof suspended over a steel-framed structural system. An additional 5,000 patrons can be seated outside on a lawn area surrounded by two plazas featuring decorative façades.
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Taking Shape
PHOTO: DIETER QUAGHEBEUR

Taking Shape
By day, Uniqa Tower in Vienna, Austria, sits still, as any building would. The transparent-glass, double-skin tower rises as a slender ellipsoid intersected by an angular edge that expands gently outward as it reaches toward the sky. By night, however, the building comes alive as its 180,000 LEDs light up the sky with media that wraps and bends lines, shapes, and words across virtually every edge of the building's exterior.
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