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Diamond Tower in New York City

By:  | September - 29 - 2010

The Diamond Tower is a skyscraper proposal for New York City designed by Mexican architect Luis Durazo. The complex geometry of the building is inspired on the chemical structure of a Diamond with an exoskeleton acting as a steel lattice where habitable cells or units can be arranged. The 300 meter high tower allows for daylight to enter into every unit through the ingenious placement of openings according to solar studies. Twenty percent of the steel lattice will remain unoccupied and will be used as vertical recreational areas for the city. That is the case of the plinth where New Yorkers will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of amenities including a museum and art galleries. Among the various green technologies, the tower counts with wind turbines located through out the top levels and solar panels in the entire fa├žade.

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