Beyoncé-the-building will contain 660 apartments and a 160-room hotel. Elenberg Fraser first mentioned the Beyoncé likeness in their official description:
This project is the culmination of our significant research into how to best work with individual site and climatic constraints, brought together using our new parametric modeling techniques. The complex form — a vertical cantilever — is actually the most effective way to redistribute the building’s mass, giving the best results in terms of structural dispersion, frequency oscillation and wind requirements. Art and science? You betcha. For those more on the art than science side, we will reveal that the form does pay homage to something more aesthetic – we’re going to trust you’ve seen the music video for Beyoncé’s Ghost.
Watch the video below (and if, as is often the case when one watches pop music videos, you too feel the sudden urge to construct a multimillion dollar apartment building, just go with it!):