ODA New York’s residential tower for Manhattan features open-air terraces between the floors, designed to fulfill “the dream of a suburban backyard”. Called East 44th Street, the top half of the building will feature 4.8 metres “gaps” between every two to three floors that will be occupied by open-air terraces. 

“There is a huge disconnect between how we live in our cities and what we need, as human beings, for quality of life,” said ODA’s founder and executive director Eran Chen. “I don’t think that we should be forced to choose between enduring in the city, or escaping to suburban areas.” (source).