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Waterfalls, forests and kayaks among proposals for Park Avenue centreline



Architects and designers have imagined ways to transform the central reservation along New York's Park Avenue for an ideas competition, including an underground rock-climbing wall, a huge cascading waterfall and a route for kayaking commuters.
Responses to the Beyond the Centerline ideas contest, which called for imaginative proposals for the Park Avenue centreline, include a massive mountainous building
An aquarium, elevated walkways and a putting green are also among the schemes for Park Avenue's central reservation that architects, designers, urban planners, artists and students have submitted to the Beyond the Centerline ideas contest.
Organised by New York real-estate company Fisher Brothers, the competition tasked entrants to come up with innovative ways to transform the congested boulevard into a hive of activity. Entries have been whittled down to a shortlist of 17, which features Local Architects' proposal for kayaking and an ice-skating rink
From the 150 entrants, 17 were shortlisted for providing the most ambitious proposals ? including three glass cubes to exhibit art work, an elevated basketball court and a yoga studio topped with an undulating grass roof.
Local Architects envisions a scheme that would create a narrow water passage accessed by curved steps, for New York residents to use for commuting by kayak, and an ice rink for skating or playing hockey.
Landscape designer studio Harrison Green is also in the running with its vision to turn Park Avenue into a...
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