Creative studio DFA has proposed an architectural project that hearkens back to the days before concrete and glass, while simultaneously breaking a new record if it actually gets completed. It’s the unassumingly named Central Park Tower, and if DFA’s plans come to fruition it will be the tallest wooden structure on Earth. Here’s DFA founder Laith Sayigh on the thinking behind the project:
This conceptual project pushes the boundaries of what we perceive is possible in a city as dense, historic and environmentally vulnerable as ours. The Central Park Tower has the potential to be a model project for other cities aiming to fix existing infrastructure, build tall to capture views and elevate the urban public realm.
The DFA Central Park Tower will have an observation deck on top, along with a wind turbine to generate clean energy. It’s still in its early conceptual stages, but you can read more about the project right here.