Gallery: The Dragonfly: A Giant Winged Vertical Farm for New York City

The spaces between the wings are designed to take advantage of solar energy by accumulating warm air in the exo-structure during winter. Cooling in the summer will be facilitated through natural ventilation and evapo-perspiration from the plants.

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  1. Vertical Organic Urban ... August 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    […] The Dragonfly: A Giant Winged Vertical Farm for New York … – Modeled after the wings of a dragonfly, this incredible urban farm concept for New York City’s Roosevelt Island intends to ease the problems of food mileage and …… […]

  2. brook November 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    It’s obviously not a dragonfly wing. It’s obviously not feasible. But it’s obviously gorgeous.

  3. aDIYguy August 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Recycle your bio-waste articles! Translation: too many bs stories, not enough common sense. Even a plumber knows payday is on Friday, bio-waste flows downhill! lol

  4. Hyncharas August 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I reckon I must’ve seen this at least once a year on this site – I appreciate the enthusiasm, but what’s the point if NYC is never going to build it?

  5. tschreck August 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    these undergrad projects are a bit tiresome in their lack of attention to reality. all of the concepts are wonderful, but i’m not sure that it is even possible to build such a structure capable of withstanding even a clam wind..

  6. Heather Mastrangeli February 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    What a great concept! I’d love to find out more about it!

  7. bigjimid February 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Living, working, and growing food at smog level might not be the best idea after all.

  8. gregpeters February 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Um… Do the designers know what a dragonly wing looks like? Have they ever seen a dragonly wing? Butterfly, maybe, but this looks nothing like a dragonly wing. Seriously. Not at all.

  9. Seymore February 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Wow what a great project that will feed people and it will be a tourist attraction too!

  10. M. Davies August 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    For an example of a vertical crop system that’s growing now, check out
    Valcent is currently underway on its pilot project growing food vertically for a U.K Zoo!

  11. laurawheeler May 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Please tell me more abut making electricity

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