Vertical skyscrapers are out and reflective horizontal dreamscapes are in. Or at least that's what two designers envision for our evolving urban skylines.
As the first-place winners of eVolo's 2016 Skyscraper Competition, Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu's plan, "New York Horizon," involves digging up Central Park and entrenching horizontal skyscrapers around the perimeter. With a highly reflective glass surface, the enormous building would mirror the new mountainous park, creating “an illusion of infinity.”
In the project's description, the designers said,
Our proposal is a hybrid multi-functional mega structure. Not by building up, but by digging down.
Revealing the bedrock hidden beneath Central Park, the exposed landscape would be a beautifully alien departure from classic tree-lined pathways. Meanwhile, the surrounding building would provide seven square miles of additional space without obstructing any views.
Now all we need to know is when they can start digging.
You can check out all the competition winners -- including an insane looking drone-covered skyscraper -- here.