This is a monument to celebrate the cosmopolitan, urban and global character of New York City. The Tower Museum located at the tip of Manhattan on a pier projecting from Battery Park, not only functions as an architectural landmark on the skyline, terminating the north-south axis that extends to uptown Manhattan, but also integrates and revitalizes the immediate area. It houses a museum which will display the personal effects, souvenirs and photos of a new generation of immigrants who arrived after 1960.
The Tower rises at an incline towards the Statue of Liberty, the symbolic gateway to New York, gesturing as an outstretched arm and welcoming hand some one hundred metres high. The external structure reads as a complex layering of muscle with a layered sinuous form.
Internally, a central spine rises as a vast spiral stair through a void and is approached through a fluid entry sequence to a glazed wall facing the water. Lifts and stairs climb through this vertical void to the museum, library and rooftop restaurant that has a panoramic view over the city and the outlying boroughs.
New York, US