Usually it's Red Hook that gets the shipping container architecture, but not this time. Via our sister site Racked, we learn that the folks at architecture firm LOT-EK have created the above concept for a nine-story mall made out of crates on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Each crate would house one store, Inhabitat explains, and "a system of catwalks, elevators and stairs would sit between the containers and an adjacent building creating a way for people to travel through the mall as well as outdoor space to enjoy." They've thought of everything! Sadly, there are no plans to build the thing, so it will have to remain just a thought for now.
· LOT-EK's Nine Level Shipping Container Mall for New York City [Inhabitat]
· Why Midtown Needs a Nine-Story Mall Made of Shipping Containers [Racked]