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A sneek peek at the parks of the future

Check out the renderings after the jump

July 19, 2014 11:00AM

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Futuristic parks

Futuristic parks

Championed by publicity-starved mayors, funded through Kickstarter, under construction, or awaiting approval: these are the world’s future parks.

Landscapers, designers and dreamers have imagined parks on man-made islands, on river-spanning bridges, underground and in temperature controlled biodomes. Check out the renderings below via Curbed.

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A man-made nature preserve is coming to Chicago’s Northerly Island under a joint project between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Chicago Parks District.

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London’s proposed Garden Bridge has been in the works since 1998, primarily as a dream of actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley. The plan is currently in the review stage.

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This proposed park in Abu Dhabi would create a 30-acre canopied green space that resembles a cracked patch of a sun-baked desert soil. “Instead of denying the presence of the desert that the city is built on,” says designer Thomas Heatherwick, “we set ourselves the task of making a park out of the desert itself.”

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Piggybacking off the success of the High Line, architect James Ramsey has been pushing for years now to transform an unused Lower East Side trolley station into a subterranean park called the Lowline.

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Starchitect Bjarke Ingels is bringing a sloping, triangular viewing platform to Brooklyn Bridge Park. No word on when the project will be completed.

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Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’ have won a proposal to build a 1.8-mile elevated park over a railway in the city of Bari.

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Even Moscow is getting on the High Line craze. The city has plans for a futuristic-looking green space by High Line architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The development will result in Moscow’s first new park in half a century. [Curbed] Christopher Cameron

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