Sometimes architectural competitions inspire excellent ideas that are relevant and would enhance the lives of others.
Other times, they come up with ideas like this.
According to Curbed, Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu won first place in eVolo Magazine's 2016 Skyscraper Competition with their design to essentially demolish Central Park, lower the ground by 100 feet, and enclose a new landscape with a 1000-foot glass wall.
Yea, we were about as confused as you are right now. The design, entitled "New York Horizon," is meant to "make Central Park available to more people."
Unfortunately, we find that enclosing things in walls actually does the opposite, but we're no experts.
The designers described the project as such: "With its highly reflective glass cover on all sides, the landscape inside the new park can reach beyond physical boundaries, creating an illusion of infinity. In the heart of New York City, a New Horizon is born."
Uh, okay... but we'd rather just keep Central Park the way it is.
The renderings essentially depict the "new" Central Park as one filled with ponds, mountains, and a lot of unusable space.
If you want wide open spaces, how about you move out of New York City? Central Park certainly is the heart of NYC, mainly because it's accessible for all to use.
To be honest, we'd rather the second place winners won the grand prize with their idea of a skyscraper made out of drones.
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