Axis Mundi offers a conceptual alternative to the MoMA Tower in New York, New York, one of the largest skyscraper projects in one of the most overbuilt parts of Midtown. In a city where more than 300 languages are spoken, the architecture aims to celebrate diversity. Instead of mixed uses contained in a homogenous form, the tower displays its varied elements. It starts with a double-ring, multi-level floor-plan unit. Two separate cores that contain elevators, stair and other vertical uses, extend the full height of the building. The design leaves space for irregular vertical fissures to bring light and air into center spaces, and to frame dramatic vistas of the city.