SHoP Architects and JDS Development Group recently unveiled the design for a new super-tall skyscraper on 57th Street in New York City.
The structure would stand 100 feet higher than the Empire State Building at 1,350-feet tall, according to the Wall Street Journal. Plans were submitted last month to the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission, but details on financing have not yet been revealed.
The luxury condo tower sets back from the street as it rises, giving the appearance of narrow steps clad in bronze-and-white terra-cotta stripes. "It's really going to enhance the skyline," Vishaan Chakrabarti, a principal at SHoP, told the WSJ. The project hopes to break ground early next year.
SHoP also recently broke ground on a pair of curving rental towers along the East River, according to the New York Times. The towers, clad in copper and glass and joined by a sky bridge, will fill a lot on First Avenue that has been left empty for more than a decade. Standing 40 and 49 stories tall, the towers have an expected completion date of early 2016.
Rendering courtesy of SHoP Architects