Designs for a magnificent 'Golf Ball' music venue which could become part of London's rising skyline have been commissioned.
The proposed building, which would feature a striking glass facade, has been mooted for an empty site next to the Olympic Park in east London, according to designs seen by The Guardian.
They were commissioned by the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Company, the paper reports, who own the New York Knicks and currently operate iconic Manhattan entertainment venues like the Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Initial designs for the ambitious project, show the giant orb would be lifted off the ground using enormous pylons - if built- and could be taller than St Paul's Cathedral, which dominates part of the capital's skyline at 111m (365ft).
Inside the spectacular spherical building, plans show tiered seats overlooking the focal point of the venue below a dramatic dome-shaped roof.
Plans for a £200 million ($386.8m) "snow dome" at the site, backed by former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, were announced in 2011 as the UK prepared to host the Olympic Games.
However, the planned indoor ski centre on the 4.6-acre Chobham Farm South site, next to the Westfield shopping centre, was scrapped in 2016.
John Burton, head of development at Westfield, told CoStar News at the time: "We were really committed to the snowdome and tried every way to make it happen but eventually we had to accept we could not make it work for us or for our investors."
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) said no plans have been submitted for the site.
"We are not in formal pre-planning discussions with any party about this site," a LLDC spokeswoman said.
"Since the termination of the previous publicised plans for a snow dome, we have received no full applications nor held any pre-app discussions."
A spokeswoman for MSG in New York told The Guardian: "We do not comment on rumour or speculation."