October 3, 2003
Raynoff, Press Secretary -- (212) 720-3471
PREVIEW FUTURE OF THE
CITY IN "LIVE WORK SKYLINE STREET" EXHIBIT
AT OPENING OF THE NEW CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE
Presentation by the Department of City Planning
October 3, 2003 - New Yorkers can get a preview of
the future as the Department of City Planning (DCP)
presents a multi-media exhibition of selected planning
initiatives at the opening of the Center for Architecture
in Manhattan on Tuesday October 7, 2003. The Department’s
"Live Work Skyline Street" is the inaugural exhibit at the American
Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter's new
Center at 536 LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker and
West 3rd Streets. It showcases DCP’s master urban
design plans for business districts and residential
neighborhoods including Hudson Yards in Manhattan, Queens
Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn and West Harlem among other
exciting projects. The exhibition runs through January
"These Departmental initiatives, while broad
in scope and far-reaching in locale, share fundamental
planning goals and values essential to securing New
York City’s dynamic future. Each project reclaims
dormant urban assets, captures and directs private investment,
shapes opportunities for new and emerging neighborhoods
and creates an enduring vitality through a healthy mix
of land uses," said Amanda M. Burden, DCP Director.
"And they reflect the Bloomberg Administration’s
continued commitment to revitalizing each part of New
York City through economic development and investment
in the public realm."
The blueprints for what these New York neighborhoods
can become are presented in a variety of lively visual
formats, including renderings, computer images, a three-dimensional
model, slide shows and video animations that bring the
visitor into the planners’ visions for the areas.
George H. Miller, FAIA, president of the AIA New York
Chapter, said, "The Center for Architecture is
a place for the exchange of ideas and information about
what is happening in the urban landscape of New York
City. We are especially gratified that the DCP is displaying
its thoughtful vision for the future of our city as
one of the inaugural exhibits of the Center."
DCP is working with the respective community and elected
officials on each of the seven featured initiatives
to incorporate input and build consensus.
One recent proposal, for a Special West Chelsea District,
includes not only much-needed housing and zoning protection
for the thriving art gallery district, but also contains
an innovative plan for reclaiming the High Line as an
elevated park, linking neighborhoods on Manhattan’s
west side in a network of open space.
Detailed information on these projects and on the
work of the Department can be found on this website.
For information on the Center or the exhibit, contact
Pamela Puchalski (212) 358-0754 ext 116.
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