AECOM | What is the future for Southwest Brooklyn?

October 17, 2016,AEDT

Like all great cities, New York Has remade itself in the face of enormous change— from a port city to mercantile hub to industrial center to financial capital and to, today, a global city, touching the entire world on a daily basis. These transformations have been driven by economic transitions, | Read More

Registrations open for L Train Shutdown Charrette

June 4, 2016,AEDT

Van Alen Institute has opened registrations for the L Train Shutdown Charrette. The Canarsie tunnel connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn on the L line will be closed completely for one and a half years or closed partially for three years to make repairs due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Van Alen Institute is holding | Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Viewing Platform | New York USA | BIG

February 11, 2014,AEDT

The Pier 6 viewing platform is a triangular structure at the northwest corner of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Sloping upwards 17.5 feet (5.3m) in height from the foot of the large gathering lawn, the platform provides magnificent views of the surrounding harbor, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan | Read More

EXHIBITION | Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park Jul.26-Oct.19

August 28, 2012,AEDT

Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park explores the reborn landscape on New York City’s East River as a prototype for reimagining the urban waterfront. Through an inventive series of strategies, including sculpting the site’s complex maritime edge, reusing salvaged materials, and embedding ecology and experience, the park, designed by Michael Van | Read More

AIDS Memorial new design approved by Community Board

July 24, 2012,AEDT

The New York City AIDS Memorial organization recently announced that Community Board 2 has voted in favor of the new design for a memorial. The memorial will honor the 100,000+ New York City residents lost to AIDS and recognize the ongoing epidemic.

World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Planned For Brooklyn

April 8, 2012,AEDT

A multi-acre farm will be built on 100,000 square feet of rooftop space in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park—making it the largest rooftop farm in the world. The state-of-the-art, hydroponic greenhouse is being built and will grow up to 1 million pounds of local produce per year, including tomatoes, lettuces and herbs, which | Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 Hotel & Residential Proposals revealed

November 24, 2011,AEDT

Recently the development proposals for the Pier 1 Hotel and Residential adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge Park where presented to the public.  The plan to place development adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park is an interesting idea that has been used to great effect before in New York and other cities around | Read More

Ground breaks on $12mil WNYC Transmitter Park

August 4, 2010,AEDT

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky recently broke ground on a $12 million redevelopment of WNYC Transmitter Park along the East River in Brooklyn. The project includes the construction of a pier at the foot of Kent Street, an | Read More

Harvard changing the profession

April 19, 2010,AEDT

Karen Weintraub recently wrote an article for the Boston Globe – At Harvard, landscape architects reinvent roles, link disciplines in which Weintraub interviews Charles Waldheim on how the profession of landscape architecture is changing by winning and managing development projects as the chief consultant. Waldheim is cited making some great | Read More

Viñoly unveils Brooklyn riverfront design

January 11, 2010,AEDT

Building.co.uk reports Mixed-income New York housing scheme with four acres of public green space and riverfront esplanade goes for public review. Rafael Viñoly Architects’ design for the New Domino, a projected integrating mixed-income housing with public green space and a riverfront esplanade in New York’s Brooklyn, has entered the public | Read More

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