The 213-meter structure is unlike any building built or designed in the twentieth century, according to Koolhaas and the project's co-architect Joshua Prince-Ramus. It looks like a combination of five classic skyscrapers in the Seagram Building style of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, stacked on top of each other.
Two towers were erected below, containing a hotel with 300 rooms and a residential building with 150 apartments. Above them will be arranged the so-called "island" with an area of 0.4 hectares, on which and in which the Museum of Contemporary Art (which gave the name to the complex) with several galleries, a swimming pool, shops and restaurants will be located. From there it will be possible to get into two towers with 85 luxury apartments and an office building. On this platform, according to the architects, a full-fledged urban public space will be created, where residents, students of the local university, employees of the Museum Plaza offices and museum visitors will spend their time. The “island”, located at the height of the 22nd floor (in total, the complex will have 61 floors) is supported by three concrete pillars, two of which will be hidden in the volumes of the lower towers, the third contains an elevator.
The fourth leg of this "chair" (comparing Joshua Prince-Ramus) will be a transparent inclined shaft of the second elevator, which will deliver everyone to the platform. They are going to collect it on the ground, and then raise it to the desired height.
The cost will be a complex that combines the buildings of an entire block, 305 million dollars from funds of individuals, as well as - from income from the rental of offices and the sale of apartments. The city will participate in the project, investing money in the development of the space around the building - the creation of a new park, changes in the traffic pattern, etc. - for a total of $ 75 million. The Museum Plaza will comprise 112,000 sq. M. m of usable area, of which 28 thousand square meters. m - office space. It is expected that the complex will be visited daily by 10,500 people - including residents of its residential buildings and hotel. Despite the apparent instability of the shape, the structure is designed for potential earthquakes. Construction will begin in early 2007 and finish in 2010.