This artist imagined a floating glass restaurant that would hover above a river

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A rendering of “The Floating Restaurant.”
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Christelle A. Calderón De Stefano

New York City-based Big Foot Developers have a vision for a new kind of waterfront restaurant: a glass cube that hovers above the Hudson River.

In early September, the developers unveiled designs for “The Floating Restaurant,” which would be suspended above the site of the former Glenwood power plant in Yonkers, 30 minutes north of Manhattan.

The team submitted the proposal to Goren Group (the developers that are working to convert the power plant into a cultural events space) in early 2016. However, lead designer Cristelle Calderón De Stefano tells Business Insider that the restaurant will not come to fruition.

Still, check out the designs.


“The Floating Restaurant” would hover between the former power plant’s two smoke stacks, 160 feet above the river.

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Christelle A. Calderón De Stefano

Tension steel cables would hang from the smoke stacks to support the structure, Calderón De Stefano says. Diners would enjoy 360-degree views of New York’s skyline and the Hudson River.

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Christelle A. Calderón De Stefano

Visitors would get to the restaurant through an elevator built inside one of the smoke stacks. From there, they would walk along a glass bridge to reach the 1,940-square-foot cube. The restaurant would have two levels, connected by stairs.

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Christelle A. Calderón De Stefano

The first floor would hold 11 tables, and the second level would house the kitchen. In the center of the cube would be a living wall full of greenery.

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Christelle A. Calderón De Stefano

The restaurant’s menu is still to be determined, but the dishes (and overall experience of eating in a transparent, floating cube) likely wouldn’t be cheap.

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Christelle A. Calderón De Stefano