Dezeen Debate features Manhattan skyscraper that heralds "the end of messianic Miesianism"


The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features visuals of the 520 Fifth Avenue supertall skyscraper in Manhattan. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

American architecture studio Kohn Pedersen Fox has unveiled images of a supertall skyscraper that is currently being built in Midtown Manhattan.

Commenters analysed the structure, with one praising the “contextual design approach” while another questioned: “Can we declare this day the end of messianic Miesianism?”

However, a commenter thought the design “kind of falls apart when you look at the details.”

Render of Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci by Rafael Viñoly Architects
Rafael Viñoly Architects unveils plans for vineyard-covered airport terminal

Other stories in this week’s newsletter that fired up the comments section included Rafael Viñoly Architects’ plans for a vineyard-covered airport terminal, a pavilion designed for The OWO hotel in London and the news that Elon Musk’s company Neuralink has implanted a brain chip into its first human patient.

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