New York citizen San Yan Wong has created a 113-page manifesto proposing building a 128-floor "super skyscraper" just west of the Manhattan Bridge. The proposed building would be shaped like a capital H, be 2,173 feet (662 meters) high and contain 15,000,000 square feet (1,400,000 square meters) of living space.
The proposed building, which Mr. Wong calls the Zhongshan Center, would yield "more than $30 million annually in real estate taxes" and "billions of dollars" in business taxes, he wrote in his proposal. Displaced tenants would receive "beautiful apartments, as if they had just won first prize in a lottery." Investors would have "ample opportunities to receive a steady profit."
An excerpt from Mr. Wong's document:
"The Center will be a building of tremendous size that reflects twenty-first century thought. It will be a city in and of itself, with stores, offices, housing, a parking lot, a farm, an observation deck, schools, a center for the elderly, a youth center, as well as community and government offices. There will be a need for professionals and specialists, as well as manual laborers, and the poor will live alongside the wealthy in one harmonious community."
The building would contain offices, a "Super Galactic Hotel" and a series of community spaces. The top floor features a revolving restaurant, a roof top greenhouse and an observation deck.
Curbed New York has the entire proposal here.