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MFGA's 'Khaleesi'

I'll admit I'm a bit late in posting about Mark Foster Gage Architects' West 57th Street Tower (aka "The Khaleesi"). Perhaps this is because I have a hard time taking the project seriously, no matter how much discussion about contemporary ornament and computer-controlled fabrication can be thrown at it. According to a press release, MFGA was hired to design the 102-story tower on the Midtown Manhattan street that is now known as Billionaire's Row. Even with a (unknown) client, I have a hard time seeing the tower joining those designed by Christian de Portzamparc, Rafael Violy, SHoP, AS+GG and BIG. Nevertheless, I have a harder time resisting an oversized rendering of a skyscraper (see also my "World's Tallest Blog Post" on AS+GG's Kingdom Tower):
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