Architects propose wooden building that would rise out of Central Park reservoir

Project would include filtration system at its base

TRD New York /
Sep.September 19, 2017 02:25 PM

Rendering of DFA ‘s Central Park Tower (Credit: DFA)

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

Related Articles

The Observation Deck at Hudson Yards (Credit: Adam Pogoff)

Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere

These are the tallest towers underway in NYC

These are the tallest towers underway
in NYC

A new competition asks what would houses on Mars look like (Credit: Getty Images, Pixabay)

Architecture’s final frontier: Here’s what houses on Mars might look like

From left: Adamson Associates' Alan Tearle, Handel Architects' Gary Handel, Aufgang Architects' Ariel Aufgang (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Adamson, Aufgang)

These architects designed the most new dev in NYC this year

A rendering of Two Trees' Williamsburg project designed by Bjarke Ingels (Credit: BIG)

New York’s most buzzworthy designs of 2019

Stanford White

The great works and untimely death of New York architect Stanford White

Rendering of 5 Fox Run Lane in Greenwich

Top Greenwich architect denies accusations of recycled renderings

Comptroller Scott Stringer (Credit: Getty Images)

City slow to spend $15B in Superstorm Sandy aid: Stringer