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If chosen for the event, Lockhart-Krause’s balloon swing would be located in a small clearing in the park adjacent to the East River in Long Island City. According to the architect, it was this particular space with its serene grove of trees that inspired him to create something wonderfully interactive for the whole family to enjoy.

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Now in its fourth year, the Folly Competition is sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park. Every year, the competition calls for emerging architects to create “full-scale projects and installations that thoughtfully use space, material, and/or process to create a physical experience.” The winner of the installation that best represents “architectural folly” is awarded a $5,000 production grant towards construction of their project.

The completed project for this year’s Folly event will be unveiled in early May 2015.

+ Jesse Lockhart-Krause
+ Architectural League of New York
+ Socrates Sculpture Park