Farming has not changed significantly in thousands of years. We still go about blanketing the ground with acres and acres of crops far away from the people who eat it. “We now have to talk and bring the green movement into our food supply. We will find a place in NY to do this,” states Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President. The concept is to design a vertical farm tower which will feed thousands of local residents, allowing them cheaper, organic, disease-free crops. The supply structure of the agricultural industry needs a big change. It is no longer becoming economical due to population increases, crop failures, fuel prices, and dealing with the changing outer environment. Erecting a farm that is close in proximity to the people which it serves is the way to bring a quick and lasting transformation to the industry of food production.
White, Justin, "Sky-field: a Vertical Farming Solution for Urban New York" (2010). Architecture Theses. Paper 40.