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Outlandish architectural proposals help us imagine the future, and what better place for it than NY?

This article titled “Terraform New York City’s Central Park? Why not?” was written by Jimmy Stamp, for theguardian.com on Thursday 31st March 2016 14.55 UTC

You’re standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking a landscape straight out of a Caspar David Friedrich painting. In the distance a placid lake reflects the sky. Your eye catches a bird and you follow it up, over the lake and distant hills, up past strange shadows to a second horizon – no, not a horizon, an edge, an edge that inverts the relationship between city and sky. The buildings of Manhattan loom above you like clouds of concrete, glass and steel. Momentarily disoriented, you hike further into colossal geology of Central Park.

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