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dancing with architecture NY: a float around manhattan

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 04, 2019 01:09 AM
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It seems we always find ourselves on a boat at some point on vacation, so it's no surprise we took a float around Manhattan Island. As happenstance would have it, we stayed in Hell's Kitchen, mere steps from the docks and next door to Hudson Yards:

We saw these concrete piers while walking the High Line and got a better view from the water. These are designed by Thomas Heatherwick, he of the vessel.

The water also afforded us a view of (from left to right) Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue, Frank Gehry's IAC Building, and Bjarke Ingels' The XI.

An here comes Renzo Piano's Whitney Museum of American Art:

We also got a great view of Herzog and de Meuron's 56 Leonard Street (aka the Jenga Tower). The view from the penthouse are unbelievable (and could be yours for a mere $60m!).

Jersey City also has a Jenga Tower (more like Austin's):

Brooklyn Bridge:

Waterside by Davis, Brody, & Associates:

United Nations Secretariat Building by Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, and Wallace Harrison:

The North River Wastewater Treatment Plant with a 28-acre green roof that holds three swimming pools, skating rink, several sports fields, and an 800-seat theater, athletic center, and restaurant!

Bjarke Ingels' VIA57 West:

Back to dock!



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