BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 1993
A design for a spectacular site on the Brooklyn waterfront situated opposite Lower Manhattan and below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Given the likelihood that this will be an intensely trafficked place, the proposal was to ratchet up the mix. A conference center is maintained to the north, augmented with a hotel on a deconsecrated cruise ship or aircraft carrier. A series of brick loft buildings fills out the northern end of the site and lines its eastern flank. Further down, a large amphitheater faces the fabulous view of Manhattan. At the south end of the site we have proposed an industrial use: a barge-building yard. The barges would be fitted out as gardens, sports grounds, restaurants, and community facilities for use as constituents in the rest of the project and might be floated to other parts of the city to seed development of other stretches of waterfront.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Andrei Vovk, Jim Wilson