New York studio DFA has envisioned a prefabricated timber tower for New York's Central Park that would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city.

Central Park Tower by DFA

Architect: DFA
Location: New York, USA
Year: 2017

Central Park Tower by DFA

Project's description: This summer, DFA envisioned a buildable 712-foot observation tower that double as environmental infrastructure, a call to action for ensuring public follies are performing for the city. Here we combine architecture, recreation, resiliency, and tourism in a project millions of New Yorkers and visitors would benefit from.

Central Park Tower by DFA

The temporary 712-foot-tall (220-metre) Central Park Tower would sit in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, a 106-acre man-made lake that encompasses one-eighth of the park's area and contains one billion gallons of contaminated water.

Central Park Tower by DFA

"Aside from supplying water to the pool and Harlem Meer, the Reservoir sits stagnant and fenced off due to its current state as a health threat to millions of New Yorkers, tourists and animals," said Sayigh.

Central Park Tower by DFA

"DFA envisions a temporary landmark that is remarkably of its time to creatively transform the reservoir into one of New York's boldest urban amenities," said studio founder Laith Sayigh.

Central Park Tower by DFA

"This conceptual project pushes the boundaries of what we perceive is possible in a city as dense, historic and environmentally vulnerable as ours."

Central Park Tower by DFA

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New York studio DFA has envisioned a prefabricated timber tower for New York's Central Park that would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city

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