The Architect's Newspaper features an article I wrote for their next issue on a place I've written about before, Jacob Javits Plaza at Lafayette and Worth Streets in Lower Manhattan. "Plaza Redo, Again" describes the GSA's decision to remove Martha Schwartz's curly green benches and planted mounds in order to undergo repairs to the roof of the parking garage below the plaza. A design by Michael Van Valkenburgh will take its place.
[L: Schwartz design, R: MVVA model | image source]
[MVVA rendering | image source]