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Could this giant vertical park actually be built in Times Square?

Will Gleason

Whenever you walk through Times Square, it’s easy to wish that you could somehow glide above the crowds of tourists, costumed characters and various topless performers. If this futuristic concept from Shanghai-based architecture firm 100architects ever sees the light of day, you’ll be able to do just that. 

The proposal, which is being called Vertical Times, would offer visitors 360-degree views of the bustling intersection from six different pods stacked on top of one another. Each of the glass pods would have different features including a bar, restaurant, garden, carrousel, hammock and, disgustingly enough, a giant ball pit. 

While we’ve never really imagined relaxing on a hammock strung over Times Square during our lunch break, we have to admit that would be a pretty awesome location for a bar. Almost cool enough to go to Times Square for.


Photograph: Courtesy 100architects

Photograph: Courtesy 100architects

Photograph: Courtesy 100architects

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