30 Mar '17, 11am

Zaha Hadid's Kushner tower reimagined as the Eye of Sauron

Zaha Hadid's Kushner tower reimagined as the Eye of Sauron

Last week, the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and China’s Anbang Insurance Group announced plans to develop a Zaha Hadid -designed skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Now, after pressure from just about everyone from Democrats to the Chinese government, the deal was cancelled. While the groups may have called off talks to redevelop the super skyscraper, we’ll always have the renderings—and the Photoshopped artwork, which reimagined the tower as Barad-dûr . The Fifth Avenue building would have transformed the Kushners’ struggling office-and-retail property into a 1,400-foot mixed-use tower packed to the gills with retail space, high-end condominiums, and an 11-story hotel.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/zaha-hadids-kushner-tower-reimagined...

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