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New York, United States
This project emerges from the existence of a singular element inside New York’s morphology. Historically, the water tanks were used to provide the buildings with the basic hydrological supplies to live and guarantee protection from fire. ManhatTANK aims to recuperate the historical, representative, and visual value of all these iconic elements, giving them new uses capable of creating a singular urban regeneration.
This intervention, a minimum one, will generate residential spaces in a singular environment, in an urban area where there is a lack of available space. Moreover, this does not just offer the possibility to build homes, but so many other uses, such as lookouts, hotels, meeting points, or ports for messaging drones in the future. This project keeps an eye on the past, solving the necessities of the present, with the other eye in the future.