The inspiration for the design of 15 Hudson Yards, one of the first four towers planned for Related's Hudson Yards megaproject, was apparently drawn from a corset. As architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro describe it on their website, "While the characteristic feature of many tall buildings is an iconic top, The Corset is defined by its distinctive middle. A network of criss-crossing straps cinches the tower at its mid-section, squeezing the rectilinear lower half of the building into a curvaceous upper half." However, NY YIMBY came across a new rendering of that tower and it seems as though the criss-crossing straps, cinched middle, et al., are no more. Like so many interestingly shaped theoretical towers, the design has been pared down and flattened out. The multi-cylindric aspect of the upper portion, which calls to mind a double barrel shotgun, appears to be staying, though.
15 Hudson Yards, which is being designed Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group, will house the "Culture Shed" at the bottom and 250 condominiums and rentals in the tower. It's set to be 70 stories and 910 feet tall, and completion is slated for 2018.
· New Look: Related's 15 Hudson Yards [NY YIMBY]
· Hudson Yards coverage [Curbed]