The Rem Koolhaas parcel along the High Line is envisioned to hold the concrete-based structure, reports 6sqft, that would funnel upward to support the massive glass enclosure. The architects describe how sunlight is key: “As the sun comes across the sky to the west, the building twists to evenly distribute daylight throughout the day.” But it's not the publicly accessible spaces that have got everyone talking: it's what's available to the building's lucky residents. Namely, access to 10 farm terraces, where fresh fruit and vegetables will grow daily. It's not yet clear who would be responsible for the growing, but the concept is an intriguing one. Observers can gaze upon the indoor farming terraces, as well as visit the top floor observation garden and second floor art gallery.
Permits have yet to be filed to begin the project, yet the conceptual design has gained the attention of hopefuls. The project’s striking facade and reverence for lush greenery would fit in well with the surroundings of the High Line park. Whether or not the so-called Hybrid Farm apartment concept comes to life there, whatever is built will surely be something truly eye-catching.