This 46 stories tall, Hearst Tower was the first skyscraper to break ground in New York City, standing 182 meters (597 ft) with 80,000 sq metres of office space. The elegant lines of the new building's outer grid will encase a series of glass panels, each four stories tall, that together make up more than one mile of windows.
Wood meets glass || Makes me think (a lot) about the new public hall for Ghent, called the city hall or in the month of the people, the 'sheep shelter'... "Norwegian Wood Roof Lantern" Pavillion and public space - Langgata, Sandnes, Norway. Architect: AWP
Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. The soundproof blocks not only cancel out the bustling cars and trams but they also create a façade that functions much like an urban noren -allowing light and air to pass through while revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside