24. Jun 2016

An exciting addition to the New York skyline.

The Halo is a project that is uniquely suited to and tailored for its location in midtown Manhattan. The importance of its role as the revenue engine for the renovation and upkeep of the beleaguered Penn Station is matched by the impact it will have on the city’s skyline as a smart and optimistic 21st century beacon of aspirational architecture.

A kinetic monument for public use and enjoyment by New Yorkers and tourists alike, the diaphanous, gauzy superstructure, will stand 360 metres (1200 feet) tall with a diameter of 140 metres (460 feet) and will be made of approximately 17,000 tons of high-quality steel. It will be equipped with 11 parallel tower rides, each tuned to a different degree of intensity to match the excitement level of a wide range of riders from thrill-seekers to sightseers.

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The Halo tower ride will be the biggest and fastest in the world with vistas at almost three times the height of the London eye, or free fall more than twice as far as the next tallest ride of its kind.  The technology and safety of the tower ride has been tried and tested by over 170 rides.

It will also serve as the city’s largest and most visible interactive info display, programmed to display an ever-changing array of city-relevant information driven by the data-sets made available through NYC’s open data initiatives as well as direct interaction with New Yorkers via mobile and web apps and real-time information driven by environmental data and sports results from the games taking place in the Madison Square Garden Arena directly below.

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Quote: “The Halo is a project that is uniquely suited to and tailored for its location in midtown Manhattan. The importance of it’s role as the revenue engine for the renovation and upkeep of the beleaguered Penn station is matched by the impact it will have on the city’s skyline as a smart and optimistic 21st century beacon of aspirational architecture. An entirely thrilling way to experience and interact with New York City”.


Architectural Design: AE Superlab.
Structural Engineering:  Arup
Ride Engineering: S&S Worldwide
Client: Brooklyn Capital Partners


www.aesuperlab.com


 

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