Mayor Bill de Blasio has released the latest designs for the Union Square Tech Hub, a $250 million project that aims to “create a central convening point for technology training and networking” as the Big Apple tumbles into the increasingly digital future. Some say the 14th street’s new tech tower looks like what would happen if you asked Ikea to build a white-collar prison.
According to the mayor’s office, the hub—also known as 14th @ Irving (its cross streets)—“will generate 600 good paying jobs, and serve as a new home for Civic Hall that will include a digital job training facility for all New Yorkers.
The tech Hub aka broken Rubik’s cube will be erected in the heart of New York City’s Union Square, which in recent years has become home to Best Buy, Whole Foods, Forever 21, and Sephora.
The Tech Hub is seen as a symbol of the direction that New York has been heading in for a long time.