To Be Confirmed

Gavin Erasmus
Farrells, Hong Kong

Humans always had the ambition to go high, taking whatever means to reach the sky. What do tower tops represent and in what form do they meet the sky? Historically they are seen as icons of power, status of the owner or corporation, or as religious symbols. As the towers grow taller, tower tops also became a functional part of the whole operation. The rooftop plant rooms, building maintenance units (BMU), the antenna, and the lit spire, each serve a functional purpose. The expansive views from inside-out at the top also become valuable assets, and spatial functions such as private executive residence, chairman’s office and observation decks took up the top of towers. In recent years, tower tops are designed as urban rooms for the public to gather, interact and meet the sky.

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