All posts tagged: urban design

Dreams, Unbuilt

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If a community and its growth is planned on a sound foundation rather than speculaton, the outcome can be much different than Lehigh, Rio Vista, California City and even Dubai. In 1811, the New York State Legislature must have appeared crazy when they gridded farmland, marsh and rocky outcroppings for miles above the developed limits of New York City. (Sounds a bit like Core to Shore to me.) The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 was established roughly 200 years after New York was settled and set the direction for the future growth of the city. As the basis of growth, New York and its boroughs filled out in less than a century.

“The Street Light Just Came On”

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If you remember Warren G, finish that lyric up and I’ll send you a prize.* *maybe The design for the new NYC street lights stem from a competition held in 2004 and they are not intended to replace all the streetlights, but to simply provide a more modern design to be installed in areas that are newly developed or areas where it would make sense aesthetically. The following is in response to an article I read […]