28 pounds, 450,000 words, 800 photographs, 200 maps. 50 years on, what can NYC’s only comprehensive plan teach us about envisioning a collective urban future?
There are hundreds of miles of space beneath the city’s elevated transportation infrastructure, much of it underutilized and uninviting. Here, a team of designers and planners discuss a two-year study investigating creative yet practical ways to enliven and expand access to these corridors of public space.
David Giles discusses the findings and implications of a recently launched report on the economic impact and potential of the architecture and design sectors in New York City.
Paul Shaw’s book, Helvetica and the New York Subway System is a history of the signage and more.