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12 Big Ideas for the New York City of the Future

Faced with a surging population and a need for big new ideas, Crain's recently tasked 12 design and planning firms to conjure up creative ideas for the city.
November 2, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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As a companion piece to a recent big feature re-examining the legacy of Robert Moses, Crain's New York Business has produced a roundtable discussion, of sorts, about potential big ideas for the big city. The premise of the exercise: "The city has not completed projects on the scale of Robert Moses since his tenure. It's time for New York to think big again."

According to article, with the exercise if especially helpful during the cityss current trend of population growth, which has the city heading toward the 9 million mark.

The article asked "a group of leading architects, designers and real estate experts to offer up some of their visions for the city’s future.

  • Gensler
  • FXFOWLE
  • Curtis + Ginsberg
  • Perkins+Will
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • AECOM
  • Dattner
  • Wachtel Missry LLP and Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Design Trust for Public Space
  • SLCE Architects
  • ODA New York
  • Perkins Eastman

The ideas range in variety from underpass plazas, new subway lines, a suspended tram, and a rezoning. Snazzy renderings are included.

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Published on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Crain's New York Business
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