Check Out this Crazy Proposal to Add a Vertical Park Made From Stacked Glass Pods in the Middle of Times Square

An ambitions design proposal from architecture firm 100architects would place a 180-foot glass and steel tower in the middle of times square, with glass pods containing green spaces, food, shopping, and even children's ball pits stacked vertically.

The 180-foot-tall tower is a stack of six cylindrical glass pods along a central column that “multiplies the intended space for public recreation in a vertical way.” Within these spaces would be a carousel, ball pit, hammock plaza, sky garden, restaurant, and bar.

Check out the original article for more on the proposal.

100architects Propose a Vertical Park Made of Stacked Glass Pods for Times Square
100architects Propose a Vertical Park Made of Stacked Glass Pods for Times Square
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The architects were sure to take into consideration the already crowded landscape of Times Square, designing their tower with a very small footprint.
The architects were sure to take into consideration the already crowded landscape of Times Square, designing their tower with a very small footprint.
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The column is constructed of reinforced concrete and contains an elevator. Radial steel beams support each platform.
The column is constructed of reinforced concrete and contains an elevator. Radial steel beams support each platform.
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The open roof design allows air to circulate throughout, while the glass walls provide 360-degree views. Each pod is 40 feet in diameter and 180 feet tall.
The open roof design allows air to circulate throughout, while the glass walls provide 360-degree views. Each pod is 40 feet in diameter and 180 feet tall.
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100architects envision their vertical park as both a commercial and public project.
100architects envision their vertical park as both a commercial and public project.
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