Forget about waterfront views: This proposed timber tower would rise directly out of one of Central Park’s lakes.
Midtown-based architecture firm, DFA, has dreamed up a temporary wooden tower that would sit in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Dezeen reported. The 712-foot-tall prefabricated tower would not only feature observation decks with 360-degree views, but it would also contain a filtration system in its base to treat the one billion gallons of contaminated water in the reservoir.
A wind turbine at the top of the tower would power the building’s elevator and the filtration system.
“The Central Park Tower has the potential to be a model project for other cities aiming to fix existing infrastructure, build tall to capture views and elevate the Laith Sayigh told Dezeen.
But for now, the tower, like many out-of-the-box architectural concepts, is just an dream. [Dezeen] — Kathryn Brenzel