Dutch architectural firm OMA is renowned for its ability to construct skyscraper projects with aesthetic qualities inspired by human activities, and the upcoming Greenpoint Landing urban skyscrapers in New York City is set to be a testament to that.
Set to be located on the Greenpoint waterfront of New York City's iconic Brooklyn district, this urban skyscraper project comprises a pair of buildings whose shapes compliment each other and are intended to be reminiscent of a pair of dancing towers. In other words, each tower's narrow points correspond to the other tower's thicker points.
Not only does this design make for a truly striking visual effect, it also has a practical impact in that the unabashedly blocky shapes allow for vast and efficient views of the New York skyline. Ultimately, this is an architectural project that goes to show that quirky aesthetics and functional advantages don't have to be mutually exclusive.
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