Daniel Libeskind, the New York based architect (who designed the Freedom Tower to replace the World Trade Center), is also working on this ‘New York Tower’ which is a kind of 21st century ‘hanging garden skyscraper’:
It is currently in the design phase. More info on the architect’s website.
Well – hit, miss or maybe? It’s striking and seems innovative and eco-friendly with all that ‘high up’ greenery. It would be amazing to look up and see a mini forest in the sky. Having said all that, I am not a fan of skyscrapers as I mentioned before, when discussing the London Shard which is currently going up. I do appreciate the grandeur and artistic intent, but since 9/11 I have a fear of all buildings over 10 storeys. And having vertigo doesn’t help.