Shaping the View of the Landscape

Lonely Planet has just released a book highlighting the "1,000 Ultimate Sites." ASLA looks inside, and marvels at the natural scenery and the ways humans have chosen to frame them.

Alongside lists of the "most impressive waterfalls" and "most fairytale-like European castles", ASLA gravitated towards the list of viewing platforms, which "often created by landscape architects and architects to create closer connections with nature," like Aukland's Sky Tower:

"Auckland's 328-meter-tall Sky Tower enables visitors to interact with the views and heights in different ways: 'A handful of high adrenalin options are available, 192m up: gaze out from the enclosed glass rotunda; don a harness to walk a dizzying lap outside; or plunge (with safety wire) at 85km/h to the plaza below – less lookout than leap-off.'"

Full Story: Designing Views of Nature

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