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Proposed timber tower could filter water in NYC’s Central Park

Oct 06, 2017, 5:44 AM EDT
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York Central Park
(Source: Charles Smith/flickr)

New York-based DFA Studio has proposed the construction of the world’s tallest timber tower in New York’s Central Park, a structure that would also filter approximately one billion gallons of stagnant and highly contaminated water in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

DFA seeks to transform the Reservoir, which is currently off limits due to its health threat to visitors, into the city’s boldest urban amenities, writes Inhabitat.

The 712-ft. tower is proposed to be a temporary attraction, with a porous outer skin offering visitors a good view of the core as they spiral up the ramp to land on a open, 360-degree viewing platform, quotes Curbed

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