EAST RIVER: DOUBLE AGENDA

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New York

The East River (Brooklyn-Queens-Bronx – Manhattan) design opportunities lie in the potential for new constructed edge conditions that both serve the neighborhoods they protect and the communities they connect.

The East River, historically an artery of heavy shipping and industrial port activity, has an evolving relationship with its New York City borders. As the industrial past is peeled back from the margins, opportunities for smart, engineered, multi-faceted solutions present themselves.

Design opportunities lie in the potential for new constructed edge conditions that both serve the neighborhoods they protect and the communities they connect. Public access to the waterfront (an initiative currently being explored in many global cities) comes with the responsibility of safe and rational design solutions.

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