New York City has the world’s highest-rise, longest-spanning skyscraper, a solar-powered structure that’s being built with an eye toward becoming a tourist attraction.
The massive tower is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the world.
The skyscraper was designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, who also designed the Empire State Building, the world-famous Lincoln Memorial, and the Chrysler Building in Detroit.
The tower, named for its iconic spiral shape, has a total height of 1,632 feet and is more than twice the height of the Empire Capitol building in Washington, D.C. It’s the largest building in the city, and will be home to the tallest skyscrapers in the United States, including the Trump Tower and Trump Plaza in Manhattan.
It’s not the first time Foster has worked on an international design.
In the late 1990s, Foster helped design the Chrysler Union in Detroit and also designed and built the Empire Building in New York.
He also designed several other large skyscrapes in Asia.
According to the New York Times, Foster designed a structure at the University of Pennsylvania that’s about the same size as the Statue of Liberty.
The Pennsylvanian has a similar spiral shape to the towers, and it will have a tower that spans nearly 1,000 feet.
Foster’s plans to open the new tower to the public are set to be unveiled in June.
The building will also house the largest solar-electric power plant in the nation, which could generate electricity for the city for about 10 years, according to the Times.