by W-Architecture | Posted 06/08/2015 2:24 PM
The 1885 ship WAVERTREE, the crown jewel of the South Street Seaport Museum's fleet, left for the shipyard on May 21st to undergo a massive New York City funded stabilization and restoration project. W is leading the $9 million plus stabilization and restoration project, the largest of its kind undertaken in the USA in recent history. W attended the sendoff for the ship (on the right in the photo above) as it left the South Street Seaport for Caddell Drydock and Repair in Staten Island, where the ship will be preserved and re-rigged. The WAVERTREE will return to the South Street Seaport in 2016. The restoration of the historic ship is a key part of the South Street Seaport Museum's plan to revitalize the lower Manhattan waterfront and highlight the meaningful historic connections of this important part of New York.
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/22/2015 7:19 AM
W is proud and excited to announce that we have moved into a new office space on the Fulton Street Mall in Brooklyn. The space is in a landmarked brownstone that was built in 1875. Starting in 1892, the building was home to the infamous Gage and Tollner restaurant, a Brooklyn favorite for a century. Gage and Tollner's customers included Diamond Jim Brady, Jimmy Durante, and Mae West. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The Fulton Mall, a pedestrian street and transit mall, is part of Brooklyn's business improvement district and the area is one of the five borough's densest transit hubs.
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/21/2015 7:30 AM
W Architecture joined the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Girls Rider Organization at Riverside Park to celebrate Summer on the Hudson and the seasonal opening of the skate park. W will design a new skate venue for this legendary site with California Skateparks. Pioneering professional skateboarder Andy Kessler erected the iconic skate structures in the park nearly 20 years ago, including one of New York City's largest half-pipes. The kick-off meeting was attended by the Girls Rider Organization, parents of young skaters, friends of Andy Kessler, and professional skaters to discuss what they love about the park today and what they would like to see in the reconstruction of the park tomorrow. W is excited to dive into New York City's skate culture and to work with skaters and organizers to create an amazing skate park.
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/12/2015 8:33 AM
W's 1760 sf green wall at Prudential's new building is up!! The green wall is a massive 32' x 55' tall and faces the main entrance of the building. The green wall is one of the largest in New Jersey. After watching the plants grow in a greenhouse all winter, it is very exciting to see the plants installed and already thriving!
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/07/2015 8:22 AM
On a beautiful Saturday last weekend, W participated in a 5-mile canoe trip down the Bronx River with the Bronx River Alliance. We sponsored the event, which was the first Bronx River Alliance canoe trip down the river after a new constructed fish passage along the river was opened. Each 6-person team that participated in the even committed to fundraising a total of $2,000 to contribute to the Alliance's Canoe Program, which offers free and low-cost paddling adventures for over 1,000 Bronx youth.
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/04/2015 8:31 AM
Last week, Barbara was a featured speaker at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit held in Dubai. The summit was held for the third year and continues to attract over 400 international landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors. The summit is focused on the development of sustainable landscapes across the Middle East region. Topics covered at the summit included maintaining and expanding a strong irrigation network, major greening initiatives, and creating urban spaces that are both verdant and sustainable.