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A Superfly Dragonfly for NYC?

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The future may look greener for New York City: Belgian firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has designed a winged vertical farm for Roosevelt Island in NYC, called the Dragonfly. This funky, wind and solar-powered structure would stand over 600 meters (close to 2,000 feet) and  house the equivalent of 28 agricultural fields. Read more here.

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Images via Vincent Callebut Architectures

Here’s a video that explains the concept of vertical farming:

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