25 Mar '16, 2pm

via @Inhabitat

Despite the noble intentions to bring city dwellers closer to nature, the New York Horizon proposal is downright silly and an abomination to landscape architecture and history. By excavating the 159-year-old park, the designers are advocating the destruction of the work of Frederick Law Olmsted , the Central Park landscape architect who helped pioneer urban park design to bring people closer to nature. Furthermore, the proposal ironically compromises access and views to the public green space by surrounding it with soaring glass walls—no explanation is given to how non-tenants of the mega-structure would actually access the park.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/crazy-proposal-exposes-central-p...

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