Architect Mark Foster Gage proposes wildly ornate Gothic skyscraper for NYC

The 102-story tower, 41 West 57th Street, will have glass walls, balconies, and a carved stone façade.

December 18, 2015 |
Gothic skyscraper planned for New York

New York City's 41 West 57th Street. Renderings: Mark Foster Gage Architects

Architect Mark Foster Gage has been commissioned to design an extremely tall New York City tower that will have an eye-catching exterior. The building, 41 West 57th Street, mixes the clean, 21st century look of a glass curtain wall with the gothic art deco stylings of carved stone and bronze, according to ArchDaily.

"I think that many of the supertall buildings being built in New York City are virtually free of architectural design—they are just tall boxes covered in a selected glass curtain wall products. That is not design," Gage said.

Gage and his team have started calling the building “The Khaleesi,” a reference to a character in the HBO show “Game of Thrones.”

The 1,492-foot tall, 102-story tower is proposed for Manhattan. It will have 91 residential units, numerous balconies, and a sky lobby. Residents will get expansive views of Central Park and the city’s skyline. 


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