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Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum critically reimagines the architecture of an art museum as a vertical condition in the future. It questions the typologies of museums and skyscrapers and challenges the status quo while proposing innovative design strategies and envisioning an exciting future for a skyscraper art museum situated in a dense urban fabric such as the Hudson Yards. The Metropolitan Museum of Art serves as a precedent study for this project, particularly the volumetric qualities, design configurations, and spatial hierarchies of its rich and diverse gallery spaces. Using a 9x9-meter structural grid, this skyscraper occupies a 54x54-meter footprint at 2,916-square-meters, at an overall built-up area similar to the Museum’s—200,000-square-meters. Twenty-one curatorial departments are stacked vertically in chronological order inside the skyscraper and separated by dynamic public spaces, sky plazas, and floating gardens. Ultimately, the Skyscraper Museum aims to become a beacon for the Big Apple and the world as New York City welcomes the next iconic architectural edifice.