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Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Architecture degree.


The City of New York has long been known to be one of the most influential cities in the world for corporations. It is a hotbed for talent and innovation alike. It is a city that never sleeps and often times forces employees, whom are just trying to make a name for themselves, to work 60+ hours a week in cramped conditions.

In surveying the city, it is prevalent that there is a lack of sustainable office buildings which in return has adverse effects on the employees’ health and productivity. Corporations are continuously transform their practices and missions to be in line with the twenty-first century consumer. They are forced to house their businesses in buildings that do not reflect what they are preaching and are causing more harm than good on our environment.

This project will work to investigate the Midtown East Business District Rezoning and look to employ the ideas it produces to one of the fourteen available sites within the district. The project will involve completely dismantling and demolishing an existing twenty-two story building and replacing it with a new efficient and sustainable tower for the twenty first century. It is provocative project; a project meant to inspire and generate conversation about building tectonics and create controversy.

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