A Floating Orb Fashioned from Hundreds of Discarded Umbrella Frames
Back in 2011 the folks at SLO Architecture and a team of Bronx teens built a giant twenty-four-foot diameter, floating spherical dome constructed from discarded, broken umbrellas and plastic soda bottles. The dome set sail towards the Inwood Park Hill Inlet, but inclement weather caused it to shipwreck on Rikers Island. The structure was then requisitioned and destroyed by the New York City Department of Correction. Undeterred by setbacks the team is gearing up to bring the project back and has started a new Kickstarter to raise funds for the construction of Harvest Dome 2.0.