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."

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


  1. You gotta be kidding me!

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

  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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