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 shortage, and reconnect consumers with producers. Urban farming is a growing trend amongst savvy city dwellers today, but in a densely packed borough like Manhattan, growth must come vertically. Spanning 132 floors and 600 vertical meters, the Dragonfly can accommodate 28 different agricultural fields for the production of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy. A combination of solar and wind power make Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut's Dragonfly concept 100% self sufficient.
You just gotta see the pictures of this one - if they can find a way to fund and build this beast, the tourism alone would pay for its upkeep, and if it could feed parts of NYC and cut down on the food miles, all the better!