Madison Square Observatory

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Madison Square Observatory is designing as a device for viewing the skies. It is situated in the heart of Manhattan where it is surrounded by skyscrapers. The building is a instrument that covers the light pollution of the city and uses specific viewing corridors created by the New York road grid to allow for clear fragments of the sky. The building itself is used as an indicator of the sky map where the visitor can coordinate their way through the sky by referencing to a specific line of the building.

The building has a viewing platform that rotates with the starts thus allowing the viewing in detail of one particular star each night. The platform rotates at the same rate as the movement of the stars ( 15° in one hour) and it starts its rotation at sunset.

Jaipur Observatory Park

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Orrery

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Observatory model studies

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Final design submission-33

Day plan

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Night plan

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Sky mapping sketch & East elevation

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