House of Math

By Justin Davidson - 2013-03-05T00:52:48Z

Photograph by Dean Kaufman/Bloomberg Pursuits

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Inspired Confusion

Hotson used raw computing power -- and a 3-D laser scan of the unfinished space -- to render a design that previous generations could hardly have visualized, let alone built. The result is a place of inspired confusion. Walls angle and floors slope; from the entryway, you can look up through all four stories to a view of the Woolworth Building.