Fourteen years from now, New York's skyline will be one vastly different than the recognizable profile visible today.
With dozens of new projects set to make their mark on the city, the creative design company Visualhouse -- specializing in 3D visualizations -- has released a rendering of New York in 2030. “This image shows the who’s who of modern architecture -- with buildings designed by Jean Nouvel,Rafael Vinoly, Bjarke Ingels Group, SOM, Foster + Partners, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, just to name a few," said Visualhouse CEO and Founder, Rob Herrick. "How these modern day masterpieces all fit together in the sky space, that will be the legacy for New Yorkers in 2030 and beyond."
The rendering includes recently opened buildings, under construction projects, and future proposals, to offer a hypothetical view of a dramatically more vertiginous New York. Some of these additions include Nordstrom Tower, which, when completed, will have the tallest roof in the United States; BIG’s nearly complete VIA 57 WEST; 432 Park Avenue; and various projects around the newly developed Hudson Yards site, such as 30 and 35 Hudson Yards (both by Kohn Pedersen Fox), 15 Hudson Yards by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and SOM’s nearby office and residential complex, Manhattan West.
While many of these projects have already begun construction, only time will tell if this hypothetical New York materializes, and we can only wonder what other surprises may be in store for one of the world's most recognized skylines.