Archinect - News 2016-10-27T15:08:13-04:00 A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:05-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> Trading the L Train for a giant inflatable condom? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:15:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2019, New York City's Hurricane Sandy-damaged L Train tunnel will shut down for repairs, making it tricky to get across the East River without a new form of transport. In a competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute to find alternatives, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> suggested building a fiber-glass fabric tunnel for pedestrians that could also double as a projection space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The tunnel, which an AECOM designer likened to an inflatable condom in this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DNA info</a> article, would have segments above and below the water line in order to enable river traffic to pass over it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>However, the super-sized prophylactic&nbsp;ended up being a hard sell, losing out to the docking ferry proposal "Transient Transit" (pictured above) designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BuroHappold Engineering</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pederson Fox Associates</a>&nbsp;for the competition's $1,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>All the latest in river-design news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A river of solar power: a scheme for the Tijuana river</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposal...</a></li></ul> From Trash to Beauty and Back Again anthony dong 2011-10-27T19:53:54-04:00 >2011-11-07T13:19:51-05:00 <img src="" width="331" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a floating dome, built with the spokes of dead umbrellas and carried over the waves by the invisible power of empty soda bottles.... was due to begin a monthlong exhibit on Friday in a finger of water in Inwood, at the northern end of Manhattan. &ldquo;We were floating it on pontoons to Inwood from the South Bronx.&rdquo; A pause. &ldquo;We shipwrecked,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;On Rikers Island.&rdquo; If this is failure, it is of a type rooted in genius.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>