Last High-Rise Standing

René Ammann
19. March 2023
Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright describes (W)rapper — first designed by Moss in 1997 — as “the bombastic tombstone of a bygone era, a carbon-guzzling monument to a time when architectural ego trumped the interests of people and planet.” (Photo: Oliver Wainwright)
Although the gray structure may look like concrete, it is steel covered in cementitious fireproofing: “a menacing thing,” Wainwright writes, “cranking up Moss’s cyberpunk tendencies to new high-octane levels.” (Photo: Oliver Wainwright)
The steel I-beams supporting the floors and curved bands in the facade occasionally project through to the exterior. (Photo: Oliver Wainwright)

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