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

Project would include filtration system at its base

TRD New York /
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

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