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One of the primary purposes of the re-design is to allow visitors in engage with the water flowing from the upstream river via a series of mega-containers. A hanging tower above the 700-foot drop into the Black Canyon would be used as a gallery and a vertical aquarium. The idea is to offer more reasons to visit the dam, and is hoped to even increase awareness of the plight faced by the reservoir behind it.

And while we may never get to see what this incredible re-design of the Hoover Dam looks like in reality, we can still revel in Yheu-Shen Chua’s amazingly imaginative and exceptionally gorgeous design.

Via eVolvo