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This architect wants to connect the High Line to a floating Hudson River island

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Will Gleason
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The High Line may soon meet high tides if an architect’s plan for a floating island in the Hudson River comes true. 

The conceptual design, produced by New York architect Eytan Kaufman, uses a bridge to connect the popular park with a brand-new circular island in the river. The man-made land mass would contain an arts center, restaurants, green space and futuristic glass pyramids. It also kind of looks like if the second Hunger Games was set at Epcot. 

The floating hub would connect to the final leg of the High Line at 34th Street, and extend 700 feet into the river.

But don’t get your hopes up for a summer spent on a West Side island hideaway quite yet. There aren’t any concrete plans to build the island, it’s still just a concept. Barry Diller probably wouldn’t appreciate the competition anyway.

Check out renderings of the far-out idea below.

Rendering: Courtesy Eytan Kaufman

Rendering: Courtesy Eytan Kaufman

Rendering: Courtesy Eytan Kaufman

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