New York City evolved from a water city into a city that wastes its maritime infrastructure. This has not only led to a waste of a resource but a waste of its opportunities, a waste of connection, and a waste of its once existing water culture. Our reach is focused on the East River and its relationship to the overall NY Harbor, but also looks at the adjacent land areas that are affected by the underutilization of this major resource. It stretches onto the waterfront and the conditions of the edges, into the divided communities, and the broken links of the existing regional transit network inland.
The development of the New York Maritime Transit System will provide new terminals along Easter River with routes to existing sites.
Phase 1 of the project seeks to upgrade existing underutilized sites and to test new possible site locations.
Phase 2 of the proposal will be completed by 2030, providing new terminals at places such as Astoria and Roosevelt Island.
Our micro strategies intend to stitch the waterborne network into land connections, such as public space, transit and residential corridors.
Columbia University l GSAPP 2011 _ Nisha Mary Prasad l Jamie Abrego l Fariah Choudhary l Hyung Tae Kim
Status: Competition Entry
Location: East River, NY