Swooping Hoover Dam Re-Design Creates Spectacular Views for Visitors

by , 04/09/11
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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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

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  1. dackmaddy107 April 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    would you call this the Newver Dam?

  2. lazyreader April 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

    The Hoover dam is ugly????? It’s an Art Deco masterpiece with tile work and statues and monuments and a new bridge. From up close the dam has tower struts like a castle. The designers researched authentic decorative motifs from Indian sand paintings, textiles, baskets and ceramics. A monument of dedication plaza, a plaque to memorialize the workers killed and the bas-reliefs on the elevator towers Surrounding the base of the monument is a terrazzo floor embedded with a “star map”. The map depicts the Northern Hemisphere sky at the moment of President Roosevelt’s dedication of the dam. This is intended to help future astronomers, if necessary, calculate the exact date of dedication




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