The program for this project transpired as a result of the given strategy: Superimpose a frame, 400 x 400 ft. parallel to the grid of the city at a datum of 500 ft., that is, through the skyline of Manhattan. The program should be a singular tower for a small community. The notion of making such a cut at 500 ft., and of superimposition, allowed for the interpretation of monastery. It's existence is borderline to the urban context. Symbolically, the monastery, for the city is a gateway, or extended threshold, between the world bound by gravity and man's desire to transcend it.
Urban Monastery
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Manhattan, New York, United States
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