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Shortlist: Dream Downtown Hotel, New York, US
The architects of this fantastical hotel certainly met the brief to make it distinctive. Four floors were lost from the centre of Ledner's original Union HQ to create a glass-bottomed pool terrace and beach, balconies and south-facing guest rooms. Ethereal, ever-shifting light is created by floating, hand-blown glass globes.