'Hanging Meadows' is the winner of a recent architectural design competition held by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to repurpose the New York State Pavilion. The design concept covers the original elevated circle with an irregular, globular glass enclosure and will contain trees and plants native to the Northeastern United States. Hanging Meadows will be a museum for these native flora as well as a locale for classrooms and a planterium, making it an valuable educational resource.
The site for the concept design, the New York State Pavilion, was once an architectural gem. It was built for the 1964-65 World's Fair, but has since fallen into disrepair. As reclamation projects are becoming more popular in and around urban centers like New York City, the New York State Pavilion is an ideal place to reinstill both beautiful architecture and educational experiences.