'Dragonfly' vertical farm towers over NYC with plants, livestock and labs

Last week's Canadian resort-style vertical farm has nothing on the insane, Belgium-designed "Dragonfly" for New York City. The architects at Vincent Callebaut envision a structure that resembles the wing of the insect it's named after, and it's designed to contain residential, office, farming and research spaces — and everything in-between. Really, it's more like an arcology than a vertical farm, though most of it will be dedicated to growing and studying produce and livestock, with solar and wind power supplying the structure.

Will something like the Dragonfly ever be built? Probably not, though if it was it'd dramatically change the New York skyline from its seat on Roosevelt Island. With 132 floors it'd be a monster, standing almost 2,000 feet tall. Check out the gallery below for more of the Dragonfly.





Via Designboom