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Tour de Verre in New York City

by Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Jean Nouvel

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2007-in progress, New York City

Tour de Verre is a 75-story tower to be constructed on a site adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Jean Nouvel, architect.

Rendering Courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Describing his proposed Tour de Verre, architect Jean Nouvel told the New York Times that he envisioned an "archetype of what can be a skyscraper in New York." For Nouvel, buildings are created to meet the needs of a specific space and time. Instead of duplicating the form of past buildings, he wanted to design a structure suited to the present-day context.

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