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Rogers takes on second mammoth New York scheme - images

Richard Rogers has been appointed to design a massive new studio complex on the Long Island City waterfront in New York.

Overlooking the East River, the $1 billion (£0.6 billion) project will provide eight new soundstages for Silvercup Studios Associates - the television and film studios where hit shows like The Sopranosare made.

The 185,000m 2development south of Queensboro Bridge also includes proposals for 1,000 homes, commercial space, a catering hall and a new plaza.

Part of the scheme involves restoring the New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company building, a local landmark built in 1892.

'[We] are creating a 24/7 live, work and leisure community,' said Stuart Suna, the president of Silvercup Studios. 'The public will enjoy new restaurants and retail opportunities, while having a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline.'

The development, which could start on site as early as next year, will also boast a range of 'green' features such as grey-water retention and a sedum roof.

by Richard Waite

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