THE ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE
New New York 4: The Brooklyn Bridge Park
December 16, 2005-February 8, 2006
Urban Center Galleries
457 Madison Avenue
New York City
Opening reception: Thursday, December 15, 6:30 p.m.
November 22, 2005/New York City - From December 16 through February 8, the Architectural League will present an exhibition of the master plan for the proposed eighty-five acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in collaboration with a consortium of architects, engineers, artists, and designers. The plan, for an area from the base of the Manhattan Bridge to the terminus of Atlantic Avenue, envisions the transformation of the under-utilized waterfront site into a major recreational park. The exhibition will be comprised of a large-scale multi-part site model and renderings, as well as background information outlining the goals of the park's master plan. The show will give New Yorkers a chance to study the plan in its entirety and to consider the landscape, ecological and architectural design ambitions that have shaped it.
Design firms and artists collaborating with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates include: Architecture Research Office; James Carpenter Design Associates; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Ann Hamilton; Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Lynden B. Miller; Pentagram Design; Margie Ruddick Landscape; and Maryann Thompson Architects.
About “New New York”
“The Brooklyn Bridge Park” is the fourth exhibition in the Architectural League’s ongoing series entitled “New New York,” which focuses on significant new buildings, interiors, and landscapes in New York City. Earlier exhibitions in the series have presented new cultural buildings and small civic structures; “The Brooklyn Bridge Park” is the first to present a single project.
New New York 4: The Brooklyn Bridge Park will be shown in the galleries of The Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue (between 50th and 51st Streets), Manhattan.
Monday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Thursday & Sunday.
Admission is free.
Architectural League programs are made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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