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The winners of an international competition to revive a decaying World’s Fair landmark have re-envisioned it as a garden lofted high above ground.
Architects Sarah Wan, 29, and Aidan Doyle, 34, both of Seattle, were awarded $3,000 for “Hanging Meadows,” their reimagining of the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the open-air circular structure with futuristic towers originally designed by architect Philip Johnson for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
Seeing images like this remind me of what got me excited about vertical farming in the first place. The potential to turn cities into lush, productive environments through building integrated agriculture or even dedicated structures is tantalizing. While it may not be the most realistic structure in the world (a critique of that here), it certainly makes a statement.
Credit to original WSJ article for image and the opening paragraphs.