Lower Bridges

Lower Bridges

Lower Bridges

Millions of dollars are committed to a vast public process for Lower Manhattan Development following the World Trade Center tragedy in a $2 million dollar meeting at the Javits Convention Center.

It also gave rise to the “small is beautiful” idea when a dedicated group of design professionals from all fields began to forge a new vision for New York.  It also fueled the idea that APA-Metro should establish an Urban Design Committee and press for answers to the question of how public engagement in design and planning can be made more effective.

6. David Childs/SOM; World Trade Center Transit Hub Santiago Calatrava; Tower 2, Sir Norman Foster; visitor center, 2011 opps make that 2013 (as of 09)

One World Trade Center is expected incorporate a high level of social responsibility in urban design introducing new architectural and environmental standard.  Yet when completed in 2013 it will offer on a small footprint, 2.6 million square feet of office space in 70 office floors, a public lobby with a 50-foot ceiling, an observation deck at 1,265 feet above ground with a restaurant, extensive shopping and ample parking. Call me crazy but that reads like the “same old” pitch to me.

7. 101 Warren Street; SOM, Ismael Leyva Architects, 2007

8. William Beaver House; Developer André Balazs, no completion date

9. Staten Island Whitehall Ferry Terminal; Fred Schwartz, 2005

10. Battery Maritime Building; Renovation, Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, 2006

11. Beekman Street Tower l Gehry Partners, Ismael Leyva Architects

12. 80 South Street: Santiago Calatrava

13. Pier 17; Beyer Blinder Belle, no completion date

14. Drawing Center; Architect TBA, 2011

15. East River Waterfront; SHoP and Richard Rogers Ken Smith Landscape Architects, 2009

16. Brooklyn Bridge Park; Michael Van Valkenburgh, 2012

17. One Brooklyn Bridge Park/360 Furman Street Creative Design Associates, fall 2007

Bookmarks and links are appreciated in the comments section on the “catch up” work implied.  (Archived – and thanks!) 

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