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This Insane Skyscraper Shouldn't Be Built Around Central Park -- But It Should Exist


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NIMBY!

Sun and Wu's skyscraper would first involve digging down 100 feet or so into the ground of Central Park, and then surrounding the new lower Central Park with a new massive building along its seven-mile stretch. The building would be lined with a wall of glass, "creating an illusion of infinity" when you viewed it from across the park. Central Park would be reborn as a sort of wilderness at the center of the city—presumably with many favorite areas, such as Belvedere Castle, destroyed by the development. "In the heart of New York City, a New Horizon is born," say the designers, forgoing to mention how it would tear apart the very center of Manhattan.

I can see why the neighboring streets wouldn't want this. 

It obscures their view of the park. 

Reminds me of the new Apple spaceship building. 

Wait, is that real?!

"New York Horizon" was given first prize at eVolo's latest skyscraper competition, and you guess the judges chose it for inventiveness over practicality. Practicality as in snow storms?

Yeah I don't know what they meant by practicality.

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