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The Most Awesome Building EVER?

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Like a cross between a medieval cathedral, a Roman temple, and a modern skyscraper, this is the apartment building that will blow your mind.

Architecture site 6sqft.com has described it variously as a "residential supertower seemingly flown in from some advanced airborne civilization in a galaxy far, far away" and "what would happen if you brought Michelangelo back to life today and commissioned a skyscraper from him.”

Website The Gothamist says: "architect Mark Foster Gage, apparently took acid while watching the most recent season of Game Of Thrones and designed the building, nicknamed "The Khaleesi."Whatever words you apply to it, the proposed tower on New York's Central Park looks completely different to anything you have seen before.

https://vimeo.com/145157591 Looking Down[/caption]Architect Mark Foster Gage was commissioned to design a 21st century, supertall luxury building, which, he said, would aesthetically add to the city, rather than merely occupy a place in it.

The 102-storey tower, proposed in the heart of Manhattan at 41 West 57th Street, New York City, would feature a carved stone facade and eye-catching glimmers of bronze.

Residents would also be treated to sweeping views of Central Park and the city skyline, and a number of balconies would frame particular features of the surrounding landscape.

Top Section[/caption] Middle Section[/caption]On the 64th floor, the building would have its own sky lobby, offering a retail space, a two-storey-high ballroom for events and a four-star restaurant.

Gage’s team were interested in having high and low resolution areas on the facade, revealing different qualities depending on viewing distance, and each floor in the building would also be unique.

Despite the stark difference between Gage’s designs and those of the Manhattan's skyline, the tower - which would be built on 41 West 57th Street - could be created today.

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