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Old 04-29-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Innovative. Unlikely, but throwing ideas into the mix might make for a noteworthy project. Not a fan of the big box store but Green mixed-zoned retail/residential would be the right thing. An urban park of some sort on top wouldn't be a bad idea, think Highline.

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Manhattan Mountain, by Ju-Hyun Kim, is a design speculation over five of the most debated plots of vacant land in New York City. Collectively known as SPURA, the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, the five parking lots on the Lower East Side, just South of Delancey Street near the Williamsburg Bridge, were once the site of tenement housing until they were acquired by the Urban Renewal Plan in 1965 and demolished. Since then, the other lots that suffered a simular fate and have been developed into various iterations of low-income and mixed-use housing developments. But, for nearly 50 years these five sites have remained vacant as a continued debate rattles the community boards. As the debate rages on between low-income housing developments, mixed low-income and commercial housing, and strictly commercial housing, these five lots serve as parking. This is the largest undeveloped city-owned development south of 96th street.
Manhattan Mountain: Re-Imagining SPURA on the Lower East Side / Ju-Hyun Kim | ArchDaily

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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FOR HOW LONG WILL MAN PLAY AT BEING GOD

nah not really, but a mountain? thats delusional.

how about

1/5 skatepark
1/5 food vendors and bars
1/5 concert stage with standing room
1/5 public pool
1/5 public restroom
I like the rooftop skate-park idea, would fit in well with the LES/East Village crowd. Potential GRAFFITI MECCA. Maybe even host events.

Food vendors and bars better suited at street level.

Concert on the roof would be awesome, maybe integrated into the skate park.

Pool, idk. There is one coming across the bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Restrooms, 1/5? Haha.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It looks like a great architecture studio project for students in college, but I don't see anything like this realistically happening anywhere in the US.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Berries
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It looks like a great architecture studio project for students in college, but I don't see anything like this realistically happening anywhere in the US.
Agreed. Looks nice though.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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EDC Wants 500 Parking Spots at Long-Awaited Lower East Side Development

EDC Wants 500 Parking Spots at Long-Awaited Lower East Side Development | Streetsblog New York City

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The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, or SPURA, is the largest undeveloped, city-owned area south of 96th Street. Located along the south side of Delancey Street at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, SPURA currently consists of five empty lots, the leftovers of a 1967 slum clearance project. Though mid-century towers-in-a-park style housing was built elsewhere on the site, these lots have remained vacant since the tenements were torn down 45 years ago, displacing a population that was two-thirds black and Hispanic.
Does not need that many spaces!
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