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A new glassy skyscraper in Midtown East will look like it’s being pulled apart

303 East 44th Street is full of 16-foot gaps between floors that create private gardens

303-East-44th 303-East-44th by Eran Chen,   founder of ODA New York

A new Midtown East tower will look like it’s being pulled apart: The floors will be vertically separated and supported by smooth, white beams, like ligaments stretching between the floors.

Or, like chewing gum suspended between the sidewalk and a shoe.

The latest renderings of 303 East 44th Street show a slender glass tower whose floors are separated by 16-foot gaps and supported by elegantly sculpted concrete beams. The effect is that the building looks like it is being slowly stretched, as if the floors were glued together or stuck together with gum, said the building’s architect, Eran Chen, founder of ODA New York. Recognizing this might not be the most flattering

 

Read the full story at The Real Deal, by Kathryn Brenzel

 

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