You know the Empire State Building: that iconic 102-story skyscraper that's basically the poster child for New York City — as well as Art Deco architecture.
Well, in honor of National New York Day, a group of architects got together and reimagined what it would look like if this famous building had been built in another time — or in a totally different style. And the renderings are pretty amazing:
1.First, here's what the Empire State Building would look like built in the style of the ancient Roman ~empire~:
2.Here's a Renaissance-style Empire State Building:
3.This one's my favorite: a Gothic Empire State Building.
4.Empire State, but make it Art Nouveau:
5.This is what the skyscraper would look like in a traditional Japanese style...
6....and here's what a Postmodern Empire State would look like:
7.If the Empire State Building were built in a Brutalist style, it'd look like this...
8....and here's what a Deconstructivist take on the icon would be:
9.Finally, what if the Empire State were a feat of sustainable architecture? It'd look something like this:
Anyway, here's to a very happy National New York Day to all you New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart!