Skyscrapers that produce agricultural products for urban locavores

The idea, which has captured the imagination of several architects inthe United States and Europe in the past several years, just caught theeye of another big city dreamer: Scott Stringer, the Manhattan boroughpresident in New York.

When Stringer heard about the concept in June, he said heimmediately pictured a "food farm" addition to the New York Cityskyline. "Obviously we don't have vast amounts of vacant land," he saidin a phone interview. "But the sky is the limit in Manhattan."Stringer's office is "sketching out what it would take to pilot avertical farm," and plans to pitch a feasibility study to the mayor'soffice within the next couple of months, he said.

Source: boingboing.netAdded: 15 July 2008