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Urban Sanctuary Takes Shape at 50 West Street

by W-Architecture | Posted 07/21/2016 9:24 AM

Urban Sanctuary Takes Shape at 50 West Street

The Wall Street Journal  just covered the 230' long pedestrian bridge and public plaza space at 50 West Street, calling it an urban sanctuary within lower Manhattan. W worked with Time Equities Inc. to design the public space around the base of the new 64-story condo tower. Beginning this fall, the new 24-hour-a-day privately owned public space will be revealed. WXY Architecture designed the 230' long pedestrian bridge over the six lanes of traffic on West Street that will connect to the plaza space. The plaza will become a gateway for thousands of pedestrians crossing the bridge each day. The 782' tall building designed by Helmut Jahn has curved walls and bends inward near the ground to accomodate the size of the plaza.

St. Patrick's Island - one of Canada's top parks!

by W-Architecture | Posted 07/19/2016 3:37 PM

St. Patrick's Island - one of Canada's top parks!

After opening less than a year ago, St. Patrick's Island has been named one of Canada's top parks. If you're in Calgary this summer, be sure to stop by and participate in one of the many free events hosted by the city.

Plaza 33 Under Construction

by W-Architecture | Posted 07/11/2016 4:10 PM

Plaza 33 Under Construction

We are honored to be working with Vornado Realty Trust again to bring Plaza 33 back to life this summer. Here's a sneak peek of the graphic painting that will enliven the sidewalk and street surface. The plaza will re-open and be in full swing by August, and should remain for the next two to four years - until the master plan is implemented. Stay tuned for more to come!!

W Attends The Summit on Landscape Architecture & the Future!

by W-Architecture | Posted 06/14/2016 10:42 AM

W Attends The Summit on Landscape Architecture & the Future!

Barbara, Marie, and Chieh from W Architecture & Landscape Architecture attended the Landscape Architecture Foundation's New Declaration Summit at the University of Pennsylvania over the weekend. The summit gathered a diverse group of preeminent thinkers and influencers from around the world to set the course for landscape architecture to make its vital contribution to the 21st century. At the summit, established and emerging leaders reflected on what the profession has achieved over the last 50 years and presented bold ideas for what it should achieve in the future.

We at W Architecture & Landscape Architecture are planning our own summit to formulate our response. Stay tuned!

 

Riverside Skate Park Community Meeting

by W-Architecture | Posted 05/25/2016 12:49 PM

Riverside Skate Park Community Meeting

W Architecture & Landscape Architecture and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation presented the design for Riverside Skate Park to curious community members a few weeks ago. With feedback from the skateboarding community and input from the community board, W and California Skate Parks will continue to develop the design for the park. The event took place at Riverside Skate Park at the same time as the Girls Riders Organization's season opener jam; which included an open skate, girls all-level learn to ride, board decorating, and a game of S.K.A.T.E.!

Far Rockaway Community Open House

by W-Architecture | Posted 05/20/2016 2:29 PM

Far Rockaway Community Open House

Together with Councilmember Donovan Richards, DOT, DDC, and HPD, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture hosted an interactive booth at a community open house in downtown Far Rockaway last week. W presented plans for a redesigned streetscape and various open spaces and received input from community members. W was encouraged by the community's feedback and excitement in anticipation of the reconstruction of the downtown core.

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