Towards the Skyscraper of the Future

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Burwell, Timothy Thomas




The skyscraper has become a staple of development in the modern day cityscape by which to address the concerns of our growing population and density. The urban landscape of cities has thus been radically transformed, enabling staggering density within small land ratios. Although the repetition of generic floors can maximize a sites profitability and density, there is a condition of repetitiveness which emerges, promoting banality, lacking connectivity, and ultimately resulting in a fragmentation of the urban realm. This proposal for a skyscraper in New York City addresses these concerns, offering a new genre of skyscraper in which connectivity and social identity is of utmost importance. In blending the line between public versus private space with the strategic and deliberate superimposition of mixed program, Battery Park Tower can lay the ground work for a future of high-density living which successfully brings with it a sense of neighborhood, connectivity and vitality.






Carleton University

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