25 Apr '16, 4pm

Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

Vertical Times evolved out of a discussion about how to insert public functions into a land-scarce space like Times Square in order to increase the livability of the urban environment. The architects’ solution combined two main concepts—verticality and density—into a multipurpose tower that comprises six sections: a carousel playground, a ball pool, a hammock plaza, a Sky Garden, a restaurant, and a Sky Bar on the top-most level. “The main conceptual idea of Vertical Times lies in multiplying the intended space for public recreation in a vertical way, compacting it in an inhabitable object, sort of imitating the growth model of NYC, due to the lack of available space,” writes 100 Architects. “A so-called Vertical Park.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/could-a-vertical-park-with-a-gia...

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