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Check out these renderings for an all-glass restaurant suspended over the Hudson

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Howard Halle

New Yorkers have seen their fair share of wild proposals for amenities along the Hudson River, but the wildest yet may be taking shape in Yonkers at the site of the former Glenwood Power Plant. Originally opened in 1906 to generate electricity for trains leaving Grand Central Station, the enormous facility laid vacant for 50 years until developer Lela Goren bought the place in 2013 with the aim of transforming it into a million-square-foot conference, event and performance venue called, appropriately enough, The Plant. As part of the plan, another group, Big Foot Developers, has proposed a show-stopping addition: A 40-foot long, 48-foot high glass cube that will hold a restaurant. But there’s more. As reported by the site ArchDaily, the project calls for suspending the cube between the twin smokestack of the plant high above the river, using steel tension cables. Talk about dining with a view!

Even that however is just the start, as design includes a smaller cube suspended within the cube to contain the kitchen. Everything will be made of glass—walls, ceilings, floors—though the exterior of the kitchen space will be covered with greenery. In total, the restaurant would accommodate 46 diners. Will it ever get built? In all honesty, the idea sounds like a literal slice of pie in the sky. But the renderings are definitely cool.

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