New York Magazine decides to look at the city in the year 2016 in terms of architecture and real estate development - and how that'll impact New Yorkers. It's a great look at how drastically the city could change in ten years, which is all overwhelming, exciting, and kind of scary, because for every rendering of glassy buildings, what does that mean for the neighborhoods? Are they plans for more affordable housing to meet up with the luxury condos and pleasure palaces? At any rate, it's all interesting to see how the post-September 11 and Bloomberg administration have suddenly encouraged all this planning buzz.
Here are the sections in the NY Magazine feature:
- Lower Manhattan - It's all about Ground Zero
- Brooklyn and Queens Waterfront - check out the cool maps
- HIgh Line - the new "it" neighborhood
- Midtown West - new Penn Station, new Madison Square Garden, new Javits Center
- Harlem - Columbia's Manhattanville dreams and a vibrant 125th Street
- Fresh Kills - the new urban oasis?
- Hunts Point - the Bronx gets green
- Downtown Brooklyn - Gehryland
- Flushing - Fix the smell, make Roosevelt Avenue a "gateway" and work on the waterfront
Image of Silvercup West from the Richard Rogers Partnership and Silver Cup Studios