Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blue Sky on Canal Street

New York asked four architects to come up with ideas for the odd-shaped block at Canal and Varick Streets, recently cleared by owner Trinity Real Estate (to be used as a sculpture park until long-term plans are made). The magazine "required only that the result include a residential component and that it more or less meet zoning requirements."

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[Top: Work AC's "Locavore Fantasia"; Left: at architects' "Site-Specific Sculpture"; Right: Karl Fischer Architecture's "Realistic Proposal"; Bottom: FLAnk's "Subsidized Solution"]

3 comments:

  1. You gotta be kidding me!

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  2. The last image looks like a massive(-ly scary) game of Jenga.

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  3. That last building was amazing! I've never seen anything like that before. But, this building wouldn't look the same is it is viewed from different places right?? I'm just curious.

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