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    Design of 1,000-foot wall wins eVolo skyscraper competition 2016

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    Central ParkThis ‘hybrid multi-functional mega structure’ of 1,000-foot wall around New York’s Central Park has been designed to make the park available to more people. The plan is conceived by Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu and their proposal has been awarded first place in eVolo’s annual skyscraper competition. As a consequence of park’s location, only a small percentage of New Yorkers are able to benefit from this vast public garden each day. The concept is meant to take 1.3-square mile park set in the middle of Manhattan and dig down to its bedrock creating a vast terrain with peaks and valleys. This creates new inhabitable space along the exposed cliff-face. The 1000-feet tall, 100-feet deep megastructure provides a total floor area of 7 square miles, which is about 80 times greater than the empire state building. Wrapping around all four sides of central park, the system breaks the traditional perception of large-scale skyscrapers without taking valuable ground area away from Manhattan. The soil removed from the original park is relocated to various neighbourhoods, which would then be demolished and moved into the new structure. 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. The annual eVolvo’s annual award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas for building high- projects that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.

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