In ancient greek the term - gymnós was the meaning of being “naked”. The location functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. it was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits all athletes competed nude, a practice which was said to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male body, and to be a tribute to the gods.
The project is an expanded view of sports.Focusing on the space for communal interaction through the physical activity. The project is an expanded view of sports . Focusing on the space for communal and protection of the body. The space overlooks the seggregating factors of society and returns to the unbiased nature of the human. Morning Side Park lies in a space of, social, cultural, economic segregation and the efforts from the park to pursue sports as an identifying factor its noted by the facilities and notations already located in the park. Like the Tower of Babel, The Morning Side Gymnasium, is the construction that represents that communality and unifying ground where individuals come together as a group.