This Floating Restaurant Could Be New York’s Next Big Dining Experience
The proposed restaurant would hang between the smokestacks of the abandoned Glenwood power plant
A recent proposal by Big Foot Developers would take New York’s restaurant scene to new heights—literally. The firm has unveiled its plans for the Floating Restaurant, a glass cube that would hang between two smokestacks above the historic Glenwood power plant in Yonkers, roughly 30 minutes north of Manhattan. The restaurant would be held in the air by tension steel cables. The power plant stands on the shores of the Hudson River, giving potential diners exquisite views of the water below as well as the greenery that would camouflage the kitchen inside, a design element intended to further blend architecture and nature.
Measuring 44 feet long and 48 feet high, the Floating Restaurant would have 11 tables on its main dining floor, each comfortably sitting four patrons. A second level, to be accessed by an all-glass staircase, would house the kitchen. The third and highest level would include restrooms and storage space as well as two private tables for dining. To reach the restaurant, patrons would take an elevator built into one of the existing smokestacks.
Built between 1904 and 1906, the Glenwood power plant generated electricity for New York Central Railroad until being shut down in 1963. The abandoned plant was acquired in 2012 by the Goren Group, a real-estate development firm specializing in repurposed spaces. There has been no announcement as to when the Floating Restaurant could be granted approval for construction.