A Proposal for a Skyscraper

New York, NY

Richard Sammons proposed this design for a new traditional skyscraper at the Hudson Yards Urban Redevelopment Site in New York City.

City Journal published an editorial on what it would be like if Traditional Architects designed skyscrapers on the Hudson Boulevard site in New York City. Alexander Stoddart, Thomas Gordon Smith, John Simpson, Richard Sammons, Peter Pennoyer, Franck Lohsen McCrery and Robert Adam participated in the scheme. Below is a quote describing Richard Sammons take and to the left is a rendering of his skyscraper. "All of our buildings have inventive and eye-catching shapes." Richard Sammons, who has built country houses and townhouses from Hong Kong to Florida, has designed a suave limestone and glass tower, whose telescoping setbacks, facade articulation like a ballerina's plié, and rounded glass corners on its upper half give it a remarkable lightness and powerful upward thrust. - Myron Magnet


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