And here we thought the Frying Pan offered an elegant Hudson River dining experience.
But no: NYC-based real estate firm Bigfoot Developers is really, really upping the ante.
Why have a restaurant merely floating on the river (like the Frying Pan, housed in a former Coast Guard lightship) when you can actually suspend it high above the water's surface?
That's what Bigfoot just announced they'd like to do in a proposal for the redevelopment of the Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers ... or, for you non-New Yorkers, a community to the city's north not commonly known for its first-rate dining opportunities.
The restaurant would be suspended between the power plant's twin smokestacks, which have been out of use since the 1960s.
As reported by Inhabitat: "People would get up to the restaurant through one of the smoke stacks and a glass bridge. There will be an elevator as well as emergency stairs introduced inside one of the smokestacks, which will give access to an enclosed glass bridge which leads you to the entry of the restaurant."
If China can do it with a bridge (if only for five days), why can't we do it with a restaurant?